Raejin Lee, DMA
Assistant Professor of Music
Director of Vocal Studies
Soprano Raejin Lee has an active performing career, with appearances throughout the United States, Italy, and Korea in oratorio, recital, and opera. She has performed such roles as Adina in L’elisir d’amore, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Juliette in Roméo et Juliette, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, Giulietta in I Capuletti e i Montecchi, Despina in Così fan tutte, and Laetitia in The Old Maid and The Thief. Dr. Lee has received many honors and awards, including a special prize for her distinguished performance of the Italian Art Song repertoire from the Italian America Cultural Foundation. Her biography has been listed in several of the prestigious Marquise, Who’s Who reference books including; Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, and Who’s Who of American Women. She was a featured soloist in the Contemporary Vocal Ensemble at Indiana University, where she earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. She received an Artist Diploma from the Cleveland Institute of Music and she completed her doctoral studies at Rutgers University in New Jersey as a student of Faith Esham. Originally from Seoul, Korea, Dr. Lee is currently Director of Vocal Studies at La Sierra University. She resides in Yorba Linda with her husband Justin, and their two daughters, Ashley and Olivia.
Doctor of Musical Arts, Rutgers University
Artist Diploma, Cleveland Institute of Music
Master and Bachelor of Music, Indiana University
The Annual Redlands Bowl Young Artists Competition
The Intimate Opera Competition
The Riverside Opera Guild Competition
National Association of Teachers of Singing Regional Competition
The Rome Festival
Intimate Opera of Pasadena
Riverside Opera Camp
Accepted to graduate schools:
Manhattan School of Music
University of Southern California (USC)
National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)
Music Teachers' Association of California (MTAC)
College Music Society (CMS)
Introduction to basic vocal techniques and their application and development through vocal exercises and group and solo singing of ap- propriate vocal literature. Does not apply to the music major. May be repeated for additional units as necessary.
MUPF 106B (1) Beginning Voice Class II
A continuation of MUPF 106A to further practice and refine vocal technique through exercises and more advanced solo vocal literature. Does not apply to the music major. May be repeated for additional units as necessary. Prerequisite: MUPF 106A
MUPF 106C (1) Beginning Voice Class III
A continuation of MUPF 106B. Primary goal will be to continue to refine vocal technique and explore moderately advanced literature. Does not apply to the music major. May be repeated for additional units as necessary. Prerequisite: MUPF 106B
German and English diction appropriate for soloist and ensemble. Offered odd years (2010-2011).
MUED 220B (2) Singer’s Diction II
Latin, Italian, and French diction appropriate for soloist and ensemble. Offered odd years (2010-2011).
MUPF 271A, 371A (1-2) Opera Workshop
Preparation of recitatives, arias, duets, ensembles, and scenes from the operatic literature, including choruses, for performance during the quarter. Works will be staged with costumes or performed concert style. Attention will be given to appropriate style and performance practice.
MUED 327 (2) Vocal Pedagogy
A study of the pedagogical techniques used in the private vocal studio with an emphasis on voice science, the psychology of singing, and vari- ous vocal repertoires encountered in the studio environment. Offered even years (2011-2012).
MUHL 329 Song (2) Vocal Literature
A survey of art song literature including the German Lied; French mé- lodie; and Italian, Spanish, English, and American art song, with an emphasis on class performance presentation. Offered even years (2011- 2012). Prerequisite: 6 units (minimum) MUPF 129A with a minimum grade of B