Myong-joo Lee began her solo career at the age of fourteen with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra and since then made her successful New York debut at the Carnegie Recital Hall and has appeared in concerts throughout the U.S. and Asia.

In addition, Dr. Lee has been a top prize winner of several national and international competitions including first prize winner at the Pro Piano Artist Series Competition in New York, Joanna Hodges International Piano Competition and has received prizes at the Guild International Piano Competition, Cleveland International Competition, Chopin Kosciuzko Piano Competition in New York among others. Both as a performer and a pedagogue, Dr. Lee has appeared at numerous festivals and master classes nationally and internationally, and her students have consistently won prizes at prestigious international and national piano competitions.

Myong-joo Lee received her BM and MM degree from Indiana University and earned her DMA degree at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, where she was a teaching assistant for John Perry. Dr. Lee has been a member of the piano faculty at the USC Thornton School of Music and a visiting assistant professor of piano at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA. Currently, she is a piano faculty member in the Colburn Academy at The Colburn School in Los Angeles.


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