Keyboard Area Coordinator
Associate Professor of Piano
Pianist Junghwa Lee, a native of Korea, performs actively in solo recitals, chamber concerts and lecture recitals, and has frequently appeared in concerto performances as a soloist including those with the Korean Symphony Orchestra, Salina Symphony Orchestra, Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra and Southern Illinois Music Festival Orchestra among others. Lee has presented solo performances in Korea, Holland, France, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, China, the United Kingdom and the United States, including appearances at the Arts Center Concert Series at National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan, Shenyang Music Cultural Exchange Exhibition Between China and Foreign Countries Festival in China, the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series at the Chicago Cultural Center and Artists International’s Special Presentation Winners Series at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.
Winner of many competitions in Korea, including Sonyun-Hankuk-Ilbo, Wolgan-Eumak, Seoul National University Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition and the Korean Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, Lee received the Performer's Certificate from the Eastman School of Music, along with the Max Landow Memorial Scholarship for outstanding doctoral students and the Liberace Foundation Scholarship for Performing/Creative Artists. As an active collaborator as well as soloist, she received the Excellence in Accompanying Award from the Eastman School.
With her interest in promoting music for young students and the community, she has also performed several times at the "Young People's Recital" as a guest solo artist, and has initiated and directed musical events, such as the Hays Spring Music Project and Scholarship Musicale in the Hays, Kansas area. As a dedicated teacher as well as performer, she has taught at many clinics, festivals and masterclasses, and organized the Fort Hays State University (FHSU) High School Piano Competition and the FHSU Summer Piano Camp. She directed the Cottonwood Music Project, a weeklong chamber music outreach program and concerts, during 2003-2005.
Lee received her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in Piano Performance from Seoul National University, and her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music. Lee served as Visiting Assistant Professor of Piano at Oklahoma State University and Assistant Professor of Piano at Fort Hays State University, and joined the music faculty at Southern Illinois University Carbondale in August 2005. She is Director of the newly established SIUC Summer Piano Camp and SIUC Summer Piano Competition. Lee was named 2012 Member of the Year by the Egyptian Chapter of the Illinois Music Teachers Association.
- MUS 040Q-540Q: Applied Piano