Dr. You Ju Lee

Education/Degrees:

  • DMA ­- University of Georgia
  • M.A. – ­Eastman School of Music
  • B.A. – Ehwa Women’s University

Honors/Awards:

  • ACME (Artists, Composers, Musicologists & Educators) Mu Phi Epsilon International. Honorees for a distinguished national or international career as an artist and educator, 2016 Faculty Scholar of the Year, Toccoa Falls College, 2012 Wade Distinguished Scholar Faculty Award, Toccoa Falls College, 2011
  • Recipient of the Fuller E. Callaway Professorial Chair Award, 2020.

Memberships:

  • College Music Society
  • Georgia Music Teachers Association
  • Mu Phi Epsilon International Professional Music Fraternity
  • Music Teachers National Association
  • National Federation of Music Clubs

When I’m away from the classroom, I enjoy:

  • Playing my piano and listening to music

Research Interests:

  • Examination of breathing patterns in performance
  • Comparison among different editions of Chopin’s Etude Op. 10

Scholarly Work and Publications:

  • Interview, Newton TV, Newton, Massachusetts, 2015
  • Cover story, “The Music: “You Ju Lee at Toccoa Falls College,”, 2014 CD Recoding: “Chopin: Selected Piano Works, You Ju Lee, Piano,”, 2013 CD Recording: “Bella Musica: Women Composers”,2008
  • Author, “Marga Richter’s Character Sketches for Piano ­ Easy to Intermediate Level Twentieth Century Teaching Works”, Clavier Companion, November/December 2011

When did you begin teaching at TFC?

  • 2004

What courses do you teach at TFC?

  • Accompanying
  • Applied Piano
  • Class Piano
  • Literature for Instruments and Pedagogy for Instruments

What is your favorite aspect of teaching at TFC?

  • I strive to make sure my students always know that I believe in their God­given talents and that through hard work they can accomplish great things in serving the Lord through music.

What might people be interested to know about you?

  • I am especially interested in meeting and performing music with people from different cultural backgrounds. I also enjoy traveling, both here in the United States, and overseas.

Favorite verse/quote:

  • Psalm 100 expresses the importance of music in service to God:

“Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness; come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the Lord he is God; it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise; be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.”

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