Darren Lin is a percussionist, educator, and conductor based in Arlington, Virginia where he is currently a percussionist in the “President’s Own” United States Marine Band. Lin is an active orchestral player, having worked with the Buffalo Philharmonic, New World Symphony, and New Haven Symphony, and has worked with conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Andris Nelsons. He is equally at home playing contemporary music, being a member of the NakedEye Ensemble and the founder and leader of [sunflower]. He has worked closely with composers Steve Reich and John Luther Adams, and has premiered works by Dave Hollinden, Molly Joyce, Angelica Negron, and Randall Woolf. Darren is also an active educator, having taught at all levels and ages. He holds degrees from the University of Michigan, the Eastman School of Music, and the New England Conservatory.