Jung-A Lee

Dr. Jung-A Lee has performed in Europe, North America, and Asia as an organist, pianist, and conductor. She currently works as an organist at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach, an adjunct professor at Vanguard University, and an accompanist for the Men in Blaque Choir at University of California, Irvine. In April, 2009 she founded Music Mission International in order to promote organ music. She is the chairman of the non-profit organization with twelve board members.

Lee gives about seventy concerts throughout the year as a concert organist and a collaborative pianist. She gave solo organ recitals in many venues including the Cadet Chapel at the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY, Woolsey Hall at Yale University, The Memorial Church and Busch Hall at Harvard University, Methuen Music Hall in Massachusetts, Segerstrom Hall in Costa Mesa, California, Crystal Cathedral, Garden Grove, CA, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles, CA, the First Congregational Church in Los Angeles, CA and several churches in Germany.

Lee recently played for the performance of the Pacific Chorale and Pacific Symphony under the direction of Maestro John Alexander in Segerstrom Hall, Costa Mesa, California. In 2010 she also played for the performances of the Men in Blaque Choir from the University of California, Irvine held in Shaoxing, Republic of China as a part of the Choral Olympics, which is the largest choral competition in the world. In the same year she played the organ at Lincoln Center in New York City for the concert of the Vanguard University and St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church Choirs under the direction of Dr. James Melton. In the summer of 2008 she played for the University of California, Irvine choirs in the International Choral Competition in Wales, United. Kingdom. which was televised. And in 2007 Lee performed with the Pacific Symphony Orchestra for the Handel's "Messiah" sung by the Pacific Chorale in Segerstrom Hall. Costa Mesa, CA. Several years ago she also conducted the UCI choirs at St. Paul's Cathedral, London, United Kingdom and directed the same choirs for the PSICA in Claremont, California.

She completed a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in organ performance from Boston University. In Boston Lee served as an organ scholar of The Memorial Church, Harvard University from 2001 to 2003 whose services were broadcast on the radio. She also worked as a collaborative pianist at Boston University. She earned her Master of Music degree in organ performance from Yale University with a full scholarship and worked as a collaborative pianist for the Opera School at Yale. While studying there she received many prizes including the Charles Ives Prize which is given to a gifted performer. From 1996 to 1997 she studied at Humboldt University and Kirchenmusikschule in Berlin, Germany as an exchange student. Lee finished her Bachelor of Music degree in organ performance from the University of Toronto. While studying in Toronto, she served as an organist at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church whose services were broadcast on the radio. In addition, she also holds a London Trinity College Licentiate Diploma in piano performance.

Her teachers include James David Christie, Thomas Murray, Martin Jean, John Tuttle, Karl Hochreither, and Michael Bloss. Lee also participated in the master classes with Olivier Latry, Marilyn Keiser, Susan Landale, and Gerre Hancock. In Boston and Toronto she worked with fine conductors including Christopher Hogwood, Doreen Rao, and Chai-Hoon Park.

Lee can be heard as organist on Rorem: Works for Choir and Organ/Harvard University Choir CD on Black Box label (catalog number 1102), on the recordings of the Men in Blaque of UCI, and the recordings of the Concert Choir of Vanguard University of Southern California. Her first DVD of Music Mission International, "Beauty in the Wind," was released in 2010.