Conductor Sun Min Lee is the Robert Cutler Endowed Professor of Practice in Choral Arts at Lehigh University, where she is the associate director of Lehigh Choral Arts and the director of the women’s choir, Dolce, since 2012. Under her direction, Dolce has performed in several concert venues in the Bethlehem area, as well as in tours to Hawai’i, Italy, and, more recently, Spain. Ms. Lee also teaches aural skills for both beginners and advanced musicians, and is the overseer of the voice program at Lehigh. Last year, under her direction, the women of Lehigh Choral Arts premiered “I Rise: Women in Song” by Reena Esmail as a celebration of Dolce’s 10th Anniversary and 45 years of women at Lehigh. Prior to joining Lehigh, Ms. Lee was on the conducting faculty at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey and Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York. Known as a passionate and inspiring pedagogue, she has appeared as a guest conductor for all-state high school festival choirs and honors choirs, and is constantly in demand as a clinician for conducting workshops. Her collaborations with renowned conductors include performances with Anton Armstrong, Stephen Paulus, Dale Warland, Andrew Megill, Kathy Saltzman Romey, John Russell, and Lorin Maazel (with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra). She has directed various community choruses and church choirs, including the Masterwork Chorus and Camerata of New Jersey. Currently, Ms. Lee is the special music director at Praise Presbyterian Church in Somerset, New Jersey. She earned degrees in Church Music at the Presbyterian College and Theological Seminary in South Korea, in music pedagogy at the Zoltán Kodály Pedagogical Institute of Music in Kecskemét, Hungary, and in choral conducting at Westminster Choir College. She also has done doctoral work at the Eastman School of Music, and her past teachers include Chang Hoon Park, Peter Erdei, Joseph Flummerfelt, Andrew Megill, and William Weinert.
Sun Min Lee