Composer, Pianist, Educator
Seunghee Lee earned her B.M. in Music Theory at Ewha Womans University in Korea, M.M. in Music Composition at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Ph.D. in Music Composition and Theory at Brandeis University.
In addition, from September 2010 to December 2011,
she studied with Veli-Matti Puumala at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland.
Lee has participated in numerous festivals and masterclasses such as Darmstadt International Summer Music Course for New Music in Germany, Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice (SICPP) at New England Conservatory, Donaueschingen Music Festival Student Workshop in Germany, Time of Music Festival in Viitasaari, Finland, Savellyspaja Composition Masterclass in Sannas, Finland, SoundSCAPE Festival in Italy, Freie University Composition Class in Berlin, Germany, Alba Music Festival in Italy, among others. She was awarded a composition residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in 2011 and at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in 2007 and 2012. She was selected as a winner of International Alliance for Women in Music (IAWM) Annual Concert Composition in 2017, and as an ASCAP foundation fellow for the 70th Wellesley Composers Conference in 2014.
As a concert-grade pianist, Lee regularly performs as a soloist as well as an accompanist, and has served as a staff accompanist at Boston Conservatory and a pianist for Brandeis University Chorus, and as a staff pianist and a piano lab instructor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Lee is an Associate Professor of Music at Ave Maria University.