The American soprano, Susan Vaules Lin, studied at the Cooperstown Central High School in Cooperstown, New Yorkl and at the Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire (Class of 1987).
Susan Vaules Lin left the National Geographic Society in the late 1980's to pursue the dual careers of musician and mother, and now enjoys entertaining audiences large and small. She has made solo appearances in Paris, Oxford, and other venues in Europe. In the Washington area she has been featured at the Kennedy Center, the National Cathedral, and numerous other concert stages. She has sung as a soloist under the batons of Maestros J. Reilly Lewis, Robert Shafer, Donald McCullough, and Leonard Slatkin. The Washington Post has praised her “molten agility” and “joyous conviction.”
Susan Vaules Lin's credits include Gabriel Fauré's Requiem, George Frideric Handel's Messiah, Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass, Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms, Benjamin Britten's A Ceremony of Carols and Rejoice in the Lamb, Johannes Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem, and the role of Fiametta in the Washington Savoyards' production of The Gondoliers. Her solo performances with The Washington Chorus have been recorded on their album "Sing Noel!" (2004), and broadcast live on WETA-FM. A frequent soloist with the Washington Bach Consort, She has been featured in their performances of several J.S. Bach's cantatas, most recently cantatas BWV 23, and BWV 13, BWV 138 (2001) and BWV 167 (2002). She also performs in the Washington Bach Consort's Bach to School stage shows.
Susan Vaules Lin married Jeff Lin in 2009. She currently works at Woodlawn Manor Living History Museum in Montgomery County, Maryland.