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D.M.A. Piano Performance, University of North Texas (2023)
M.M. Piano Performance, Yale School of Music (2018)
B.M. Piano Performance, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music (2016)

Korean-American pianist Jenny J. Lee teaches applied piano and chamber music at the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music where she is on faculty as Instructor of Piano. Jenny completed her doctoral studies with Vladimir Viardo at the University of North Texas as a Teaching Fellow for the Keyboard Department, a graduate representative for the Dean's Advisory Student Council, and as a recipient of the College of Music’s Eastman Scholarship. She previously studied with Menahem Pressler at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music where she received her Bachelor’s on full scholarship as a Jacobs Scholar, and earned her Master’s degree from the Yale School of Music in the studio of Peter Frankl and Christopher Elton. In addition to her solo studies, Lee is a committed chamber musician. Her collaborations have been featured on WQXR NYC Radio, Yale’s Oneppo Chamber Music Series, New Music New Haven, and the Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music. Most recently, Jenny was named the 3rd Place National Winner of The 2022 American Prize Competition in the Performing Arts (Solo Piano Division).

Lee held Solo Piano Fellowships at the Bowdoin International Music Festival (2018), Sarasota Music Festival (2017), the Pianofest in the Hamptons (2016), and the Music Academy of the West (2015). She also participated in programs at the Académie Internationale de Courchevel in France, the Pilsen International Music Academy in the Czech Republic, and the Virtuoso & Belcanto Festival in Lucca, Italy. In various masterclasses, she had the opportunity to privately work with and draw inspiration from renowned artists such as Wei-Yi Yang, Yong Hi Moon, Peter Stumpf, Lee Phillips, Asaf Zohar, Thomas Adès, Alan Chow, Boris Berman, Melvin Chen, Hung-Kuan Chen, and Leon Fleisher.

Lee has been featured on WQXR New York's Classical Music Radio Station as part of its Young Artists Showcase. She received top prizes in the American Protégé International Competition, the Young Pianists of New Jersey Competition, and the Steinway Society Scholarship Competition. Lee is a 2014 Finalist of the 7th New York International Piano Competition, and in partnership with the Stecher and Horowitz Foundation, gave a debut recital at the Downtown Music at Grace Concert Series. She has also studied with Marc Silverman (from 2003-2007) and Jeffrey Cohen (from 2007-2012) at the Manhattan School of Music’s Pre-College Division, where she was an awardee of the Elva van Gelder Memorial Scholarship.

Jenny has recently participated in the album titled "Metropolis"(2023) — a collection of solo piano works by composer Joshua Nichols, released by Summit Records. 

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This award recognizes early-career faculty members at the forefront of their disciplines for highly valued contributions to teaching, creative activity, and service. The award includes a $5,000 prize.

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Jeehey Kim, assistant professor of art history at The University of Arizona School of Art, and Yuanyuan (Kay) He, assistant professor at The University of Arizona School of Music, will receive their “Early Career Scholar Awards” from the university on Feb. 28 at Crowder Hall. 

This award recognizes early-career faculty members at the forefront of their disciplines for highly valued contributions to teaching, creative activity, and service. The award includes a $5,000 prize.

Kim created a symposium series centered on the history and practice of photography in Korea, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia. He created the immersive, multimedia project StellarScape and the annual TURN UP Multimedia Festival.

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The renovated Marroney Theatre reopens this week with the debut of Sweeney Todd by UA School of Theatre, Film & Television, celebrating the newly christened stage named in honor of one of our most beloved alumni, actor Craig T. Nelson. 

The theatre has new seating, state-of-the-art screening equipment, and a sound system. These updates will allow the venue to double as one of the most technologically advanced film screening rooms in Tucson. Plus, there are upgrades to the east entry, lobby, box office, and restrooms.

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