The Festival Orchestra In Concert
Kermit Poling and Leonard Kacenjar, conductors
JuYeon Lee, organist
• 3:00 pm Sunday 01 June
Holy Cross Episcopal Church
875 Cotton Street, Shreveport
Organ Concerto in B flat major by Handel
Musica Celestis by Kernis
Visions of the Virgin (arranged for string orchestra) by Poling
JuYeon Lee – Organ
JuYeon Julia Lee DMA is currently department chair and assistant professor of music at Wiley College of Marshall TX. She previously served on the faculties of Nazarene University, Changshin College, and Grapevine High School. She serves on the Marshall Symphony Orchestra Board, the American Guild of Organists Committee, Texas Association of Music Schools, and Marshall Music Club. JuYeon Lee is a concert organist, dedicated educator, and specialist in collaborative keyboard and church music She has established her career over the past twenty-three years as a leading organist in North America and Asia.
JuYeon Lee’s organ recital performances include the Jack Singer Concert Hall (Calgary), Trinity Episcopal Church (Tulsa), St Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral (Oklahoma City OK), St Andrew’s Episcopal Church (Fort Worth), First Presbyterian Church (Kilgore, Longview, Gainesville TX), St Mark’s School (Dallas), Covenant Presbyterian Church (Sherman TX), First Baptist Church (Longview TX), Cathedral of St John Berchmans (Shreveport LA), the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, and First Congregational Church (Los Angeles) which has the largest church pipe organ in the world. Her upcoming performances include concerts at YoungSan Art Hall and KeiMyung University in South Korea this summer.
As an active performer with choirs and orchestras, she has appeared in over a hundred concerts. In 2004, she made her debut at the Kennedy Center as an accompanist with the Korean Symphony Orchestra. Highlights of recent performances include concerts with the Marshall, Las Colinas, Irving, and Garland Symphony Orchestras. She has accompanied the Concert Choir and Women’s Chorus at the University of North Texas, choirs at Grapevine High School, and the A Cappella Choir at Wiley College.
JuYeon Lee earned the Doctor of Musical Arts in organ performance from the University of North Texas, the Master of Music from KeiMyung University, and the Bachelor of Arts from Kosin University in South Korea. She has studied with Jesse Eschbach and Choon Hae Kim. She has also coached with Marilyn Mason, David Higgs, Thomas Murray, Simon Preston, Joseph Butler, Piet Kee, and Marie-Claire Alain.
Besides her duties at Wiley College, JuYeon Lee currently serves at First Presbyterian Church in Longview as an organist and artist in residence, and at St Joseph Catholic Church in Marshall as an organist. JuYeon Lee is thrilled to share her vision to glorify God, encourage people, and challenge the community and the world through music.