Dr. Koeun Grace Lee, Accompanist
South Korean native Koeun Grace Lee is an avid performer, educator, and conference lecturer across the United States. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance and a Post Master's Certificate in Music Theory Pedagogy from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music, and a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy and an Artist Diploma from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
Her major teachers include Kimberly Beasley, David Northington, Fay Adams, Jane Solose, Robert Weirich, and Andrew Willis. She has performed in master classes of internationally renowned pianists Kevin Kenner, Boaz Sharon, William Westney, Simone Dinnerstein, Jacques Després, Pascal Rogé, Jeremy Denk, Dror Biran, Joel Hastings, André Watts, and Byron Janis.
Dr. Lee has presented at numerous lecture-performances at conferences of the College Music Society in the U.S. and South Korea. She presented her lecture-performance on “Isang Yun's Interludium A (1982): Its Relationship to the Piano Music of Debussy” at the annual CMS Great Plains, Mid-Atlantic, and Southern Chapter conferences. She was also a featured performer and lecturer at the 2015 Composition in Asia International Symposium and Festival in Tampa. Dr. Lee currently resides in Asheville, NC, and is on piano faculty at Brevard College and Mars Hill University. She also teaches at the Academy for the Arts at First Baptist Church of Asheville and serves as Music Director at Oakley United Methodist Church. Dr. Lee is an active member of Asheville Area Piano Forum, Music Teachers National Association, College Music Society, and Suzuki Association of the Americas.