About Grace

South Korean native Koeun Grace Lee is an avid performer, educator, and conference lecturer. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance and Post-Master’s Certificate in Music Theory Pedagogy from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, Master of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music, and Bachelor of Music in Piano and Piano Pedagogy and Artist Diploma from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. 

            Dr. Lee’s performance of Jean Ahn’s Folksong Revisited was aired in Music in Chicago of WFMT: Chicago’s classical and folk music radio. She presented numerous lecture-performances at conferences of the College Music Society in the U.S. and South Korea. She has been an active presenter at the Composition in Asia International Symposium and Festival at the University of South Florida and a featured artist in the Asheville Art Museum Pianoforte Series. Dr. Lee recently performed at Roosevelt University, CMS national conference, Transylvania University, and many other venues. She will be recording an album entitled Variations on a Theme by Stefan Wolpe in collaboration with an American composer, Robert Gross, including piano works by Jean Ahn and David Burge. 

         Dr. Lee resides in Chicago area and is on the piano faculty at Mattix Music Studio. She holds Suzuki Piano Certifications for all books. She previously taught at Brevard College, Mars Hill University, the University of the Incarnate Word, Academy for the Arts at First Baptist Church-Asheville, and the University of North Carolina-Asheville Summer Piano Camp. Dr. Lee is an active member of College Music Society, Music Teachers National Association, National Federation of Music Clubs, and Suzuki Association of the Americas.