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Jee-Eun Lee

Praised as a “highly sensitive” and “refined” collaborative artist, Dr. Lee received B.M. & M.M. degrees in Piano Performance from Ewha Womans University (Korea), the M.M. degree in Accompanying from the Manhattan School of music(New York), and the doctoral degree in Keyboard Collaborative Arts from University of Southern California(USC, LA) studying with Dr. Alan Smith. During her studies in the U.S under full scholarship, Dr. Lee performed in many master classes and performances by renowned artists including Hye-Kyung Hong(New York Metropolitan Opera), Glenn Dicterow(New York Philharmonic), Pinchas Zuckerman, and Martin Katz. She also served as a staff pianist/coach at the Manhattan School of Music, USC, and Biola University.

Upon returning to Korea, Dr. Lee has actively taught not only applied piano but also various classes such as chamber music, vocal literature, diction, and keyboard collaborative arts at Busan National University, Sungshin Women’s University, Chugye University, Seoul Art College, and Incheon Art High School. As an enthusiastic collaborative pianist, she has been collaborating with numerous faculty colleagues and artists in various venues including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York, Seoul Arts Center Recital Hall, and Sejong Cultural Center Chamber Hall in Seoul, Korea. Dr. Lee has written a series of articles on ‘collaborative piano music’ for the music magazine “Music Friends.” Currently, she teaches at Mokwon University in Daejeon and Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea. She joined AIMS in 2010.