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.
Dr. Lee completed a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in organ performance from Boston University. In Boston she 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.
Lee can be heard as organist on Rorem: Works for Choir and Organ/Harvard University Choir CD on Black Box label (catalog number 1102) and on the Men in Blaque’s recordings of UCI. Her first DVD of Music Mission International, “Beauty in the Wind,” will be released soon.