Piano Teacher, Administrator
Eunjin Lee, a pianist and educator has been a faculty member of the DePaul University’s Community Music Division in Chicago since 2009. She is also coordinator of Piano Laboratory Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL since 2015. She was an instructor of piano pedagogy course at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and a faculty member of Illinois Summer Youth Music Camp. Active as a soloist and chamber musician, Dr. Lee has performed at Carnegie Weill Recital Hall; at the Krannert Center in Champaign, Illinois; in Nice Conservatoire, France; and at major concerts halls in Korea including Kumho Art Hall and Sejong Center. Featured as a soloist with both the UIUC Symphony and New Music Ensemble, she also performs as a collaborative pianist with music faculty members at UIUC. She was the winner of the UIUC School of Music Concerto Competition and a finalist in the Hugo Kauder Society International Music Competition. She also won awards at the Young Artists Piano Competition hosted by the Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra Association and the Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition.
As a passionate educator and a performer, Dr. Lee has given presentation on Ligeti’s piano Études at the Yale Graduate Music Symposium and the Music Teachers National Association’s Illinois State Annual Conference, as well as its local chapter meetings. With a strong background in pedagogical studies while specializing in teaching pre-college level students, Dr. Lee is also a certified Suzuki piano teacher and currently is expanding her research interests to Dalcroze Education studying and presenting at national and international workshops. Dr. Lee earned her B.M. and M.M. in piano performance from Yonsei University in Korea followed by the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in piano performance from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign working with William Heiles, Dennis Helmrich and Reid Alexander.