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Raejin Lee

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 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.

EDUCATION

Doctor of Musical Arts, Rutgers University

Artist Diploma, Cleveland Institute of Music

Master and Bachelor of Music, Indiana University

STUDENT ACCOMPLISHMENT

Winners:

The Annual Redlands Bowl Young Artists Competition

The Intimate Opera Competition

The Riverside Opera Guild Competition

National Association of Teachers of Singing Regional Competition

Festivals:

The Rome Festival

Intimate Opera of Pasadena

Riverside Opera Camp

Accepted to graduate schools:

Manhattan School of Music

University of Southern California (USC)

AFFILIATIONS

National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)

Music Teachers' Association of California (MTAC)

College Music Society (CMS)

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