Associate Professor of Piano
Dr. You Ju Lee is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music and an accomplished pianist who has won numerous awards and performed recitals in Europe, Asia and the United States. Reviews of her recent concerts in Germany stated, “Pianist You Ju Lee is a remarkable soloist and she brought clear, defined sonorous contour to Mozart’s Piano Concerto K.449.”
Dr. Lee won second place in the International Competition of Romantic Music of the American Protégé International Competition, which led to her performance at Carnegie Hall in the Winners Gala Concert. Also, she gave her New York Debut Recital at Weill Hall in Carnegie Hall, in the Special Presentation Winners Series sponsored by Artists International.
Since joining the Toccoa Falls College faculty in 2004, Dr. Lee has performed in a series of concerts in the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Sicily and South Korea. She was an invited lecturer-recitalist at the World Piano Conference in Novi Sad, Serbia, Mu Phi International Convention in Rochester, New York, and a guest performer at the Bella Musica Concert at Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, Georgia. Her performance was included in the CD release commemorating that concert.
Her article entitled “Marga Richter’s Character Sketches for Piano: Easy to Intermediate Level Twentieth Century Teaching Works” was published in Clavier Companion, November/December 2011. Professional interests include piano performance, chamber music, and contemporary music.
Dr. Lee has served as an adjudicator in the biennial Young Artists Piano Showcase in New York, GMTA auditions for Fulton, Cobb, and DeKalb counties in Georgia, National Federation of Music Clubs, Gainesville, Georgia, and SCMTA-MTNA Young Artist Competition, Columbia, South Carolina.
She coordinates the keyboard area and teaches Accompanying, Applied Piano, Music Literature, Pedagogy and Class Piano. In 2012, she received the Faculty Scholar of the Year Award, and in 2011, the Wade Distinguished Scholar Faculty Award at Toccoa Falls College, in Toccoa, Georgia.
“I love teaching music here at TFC. I strive to make sure my students always know that I believe in their God-given talents and that through hard work they can accomplish great things in serving the Lord through music. 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.”
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take.” (Proverbs 3:5-6).
|Degrees Earned:||Area of Study||School Attended|
|D.M.A.||Music||University of Georgia|
|Artist Diploma||Music/Piano||Manhattan school of Music|
|M.M.||Performance & Literature||Eastman school of Music|
|M.M.||Music – Keyboard Performance||Georgia State University|
|B.A.||Music||Ewha Women’s University, Seoul, S. Korea|