Performing Arts Department Chair
Name: Michael Gend
Office: PAB 3539
Phone: (818) 710-2268
Music Faculty Advisor
Name: Wendy Mazon
Office: MUS 3403A
Phone: (818) 710-2295
Applied Music Instructor
Jeewon Lee, Piano
Praised for her poetic artistry and brilliant technique, Jeewon Lee has performed extensively as a solo and collaborative pianist with appearances in major venues such as Seoul Arts Center (Korea), the Gewandhaus Hall (Germany), Alice Tully Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Library of Congress and Carnegie-Weill Recital Hall (USA).
Jeewon Lee's charm on stage and distinguished playing has been recognized by many national and international competitions in Korea and the United States. In 2012, she was awarded the Patricia Solomon Piano Prize in 2012 William Kapell International Piano Competition. In 2008 and 2009, she was a finalist of the Houston Symphony's Ima Hogg Young Artist Competition and won the Audience Award for two consecutive years. She was also a top prize winner in Frinna Awerbuch International Piano Competition, Texas Young Artist Competition, Cho-Sun Competition, Young Musicians Foundation Audition and Korea Times Music Competition among many others. Her success in competitions and recognition on solo stages have led to performances with orchestral performances with the Houston Symphony, New West Symphony, the Conroe Symphony and the Shepherd School of Music Symphony Orchestra and numerous performances have been broadcast live on local and national radio stations.
An avid chamber music player, she has appeared in recitals with leading international artists such as Cho-Liang Lin, Young-Chang Cho, Jeewon Lee completed a four-city recital tour with violinist Sung-Sic Yang in Korea and formed a chamber music ensemble, Uptown Camerades, with musicians of the Sejong Soloists. In the Leipzig International Music Festival, Jeewon Lee was featured on the Leipzig Radio and at the Gewandhaus Hall with the principal cellist of the Gewandhaus Orchestra, Christian Giger. In La Jolla Summerfest 2008, Jeewon Lee was the pianist for the fellowship trio, with violinist Elena Urioste and cellist Ani Kalayijian, Additionally Jeewon Lee has been in residence at Banff Chamber Music Residency, Banff Piano Masterclass, and Sarasota Music Festival.
After graduating from Northwestern University with a double degree in Music and Economics, she went on to study with Julian Martin at the Juilliard School (Master of Music) and Jon Kimura Parker at Rice University (Doctor of Musical Arts). Since obtaining her doctorate degree, Jeewon Lee served on the faculty at Indiana University - Bloomington, and held lecturer positions at Seoul National University, Seoul Arts High School, Kyung Hee University and Yeungnam University. Currently, she resides in Los Angeles, CA and teaches selected students of the Applied Music Program at Pierce College. Additionally, through her growing YouTube Channel, A Pianist’s Process, she reaches a broader audience and students with her music and thoughts about music, as well as pianistic “tips and tricks.”