Professor Sung Ae Lee's Bio
Sung Ae Lee
Dr. Sung Ae Lee graduated cum laude from the University of California, Los Angeles where she received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in piano performance. Lee completed her Doctor of Musical Art with distinction at the University of Southern California in May of 2004. Other than Piano Performance as her major field, she also completed Music History, Music Education and Keyboard Collaborative Art as her minor fields. She was the recipient of the Dean’s Scholarship during her study at USC. Her principal teachers have included such distinguished musicians as Daniel Pollack, Ann Perry and Kevin Fitz-Gerald. Lee has won numerous competitions, including World International Competition, World Piano Pedagogy Conference concerto competition, Neil and Jane Hanson Scholarship competition and Benno Rubihyi piano competition.
Lee enjoys a versatile performing career as recitalist, soloist and chamber musician and has appeared at numerous venues throughout the United States of America. Lee also has played in various orchestras including the Marina Del Rey Symphony and West Los Angeles Symphony. She is an active member of MTAC and MTNA and has been elected to Pi Kappa Lambda of the National Music Honor Society. She also has adjudicated for several competitions held by branches of MTAC. Dr. Lee is known for her strong ability of teaching and has produced numerous students continuing music study in prestigious music schools such as USC, North Western University, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, CSULB and CSUF. She currently resides in city of Irvine where she maintains a private studio.
Lee joined the faculty at the Cerritos College in January of 2005 and has also served on the faculty at the Coastline Community College, Shepherd University and the Bethesda Christian University.