Jane Lee

Violin, Piano Teacher

Jane Lee

SAA Member


Brooklyn, NY
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Jane is a recent graduate from the University of Michigan where she studied with Professor David Halen, a concertmaster at St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. She earned her Master of Music in Violin Performance from the University of Michigan and Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from the University of Central Oklahoma, where she studied with Dr. Hong Zhu who is a violinist of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra. Hailing from South Korea, Jane attended University of Suwon for a year and graduated from the Anyang Arts High School for violin and orchestral music studies. She studied with Mi-Kyung Kim and Hye-Kyeong Woo, violinists of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, in Korea while in high school.

Jane currently holds a position in the Holland Symphony Orchestra (Holland, MI) and has performed as a substitute violin with the Rochester Symphony Orchestra (Rochester, MI), Windsor Symphony Orchestra (Windsor, ON, Canada), and Akron Symphony Orchestra (Akron, OH). She has performed in numerous operas: Werther (2023), Carmen (2022), L’Orfeo (2022), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2022), Das Rheingold (2022), Magic Flute (2022), Pagliacci (2022), The Consul (2022), A Painted Sky Holiday Show (2021), and Cosi Fan Tutte (2019).

During her time in Oklahoma, Jane served principle second violin in the University of Central Oklahoma Symphony Orchestra and associate concertmaster in the University of Central Oklahoma String Chamber Orchestra. Outside of college, she played for An Evening with Michael Bublé 2021 concert at the Chesapeake Energy Arena, where has about 18,200 seats. She also played with the Painted Sky Opera, Oklahoma City’s professional opera company, from 2021 to 2022 and won a 1st Alternate Prize and $500 Cash Award in string section from the Oklahoma City Ladies Music Club Competition in 2019. She received Viola Bowman String Scholarship, University of Central Oklahoma Foundation Scholarship, and Dr. John Clinton Orchestra EndowedScholarship, which were awarded by committee nomination, and Symphony Scholarship, Non-Resident Fee Waiver; Music, College of Fine Arts and Designs Scholarship, and so on while she attended University of Central Oklahoma. She served as a Global Leadership Ambassador at the University of Central Oklahoma and received Global Education Award Scholarship and Global Scholarship while fulfilling her role. She also was awarded for Outstanding Senior in 2021 and President’s and Dean’s Honor Roll in 2020.

In South Korea, she has previously served as concertmaster of the University of Suwon Symphony Orchestra and section violinist of the Anyang Arts High School Symphony Orchestra. Her experiences in high school have had a profound influence on the direction on her musical journey. As a high school student, she won the Honor Prize in high school department from 2017 Sang Myung Nationwide Competition and 2017 Se-Jong Arts Cultural Foundation International Music Competition and the 3rd Prize from 32nd Han-Eum Music Competition.

Jane started playing piano when she was 5. She won the 2nd prize in piano section from the 21st Kyung-Hyang Music Nationwide Competition in 2007 when she was 7. She studied collaborative piano at the University of Central Oklahoma under the instruction of Dr. Sallie Pollack. After she graduated from the college, she was referred to the full-time job by her collaborative piano professor, Dr. Pollack, and has served as a Choir Assistant Director and Choir Piano Accompanist at the Mustang Public Schools; Mustang North Middle School for the 2021-2022 school year in Mustang, Oklahoma.

As a music educator, she has enormous experiences in teaching music. She currently has a private studio in SE Michigan and has 35-40 private students she teaches each week. She teaches violin and piano at the Treeside Music Academy (since May 2023) and Expressions Music Academy (since October 2022).  Jane previously worked as a private violinist instructor at the University of Central Oklahoma School of Music from 2021-22 and as a Civic Youth Ensemble Mentor for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in 2022. Jane is an experienced teacher in both large group lessons and private classroom settings.Jane also completed Suzuki teacher-training in unit 1-3 with Mark Mutter and registered as a certified Suzuki violin teacher.

Every year, Jane participates in summer music festivals. She fulfilled her role as an Orchestral Fellow at the 2022 Miami Beach Classical Music Festival and as a merit-based scholarship awarded student at the 2023 Sewanee Summer Music Festival. She was also invited to 2024 Brevard Music Festival, 2024 Prague Summer Nights Music Festival, and 2023 Prisma Music Festival.