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Hedy Lee

Lecturer
Piano
College of Performing Arts; Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music
Office Location: Bertea Hall 221
Office Location: Oliphant Hall 309

Biography

Hedy Lee has been praised for her “combined keyboard elegance with impressive technical dexterity and lyrical expression.” She has been a top prizewinner in numerous competitions, including the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition, MTNA Young Steinway Competition, MTAC Piano Solo and Concerto Competition, and USC Concerto Competition. Hedy is also an active participant and performer of summer music festivals, most recently having attended the Seattle Piano Institute, Tel-Ha Piano Masterclasses in Sde Boker, Israel, Festival e Accademia Dino Ciani in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy.

In 2013, Hedy completed her Doctorate of Musical Arts in Piano Performance from the University of Southern California under the tutelage of Professor Bernadene Blaha, where she also minored in Music Education with an emphasis on early childhood education, Jazz Studies, and Keyboard Collaborative Arts. During her graduate studies, Hedy served as a Teaching Assistant to the Keyboard Studies Department. She also worked extensively with the USC-YOLA program as a preschool music teacher in collaboration with Dr. Sheila Woodward. She graduated summa cum laude, receiving the Outstanding Graduate Award from the Keyboard Studies Department. During her four years as an undergraduate, she attended USC on full scholarship on the behalf of the Leon L. Granoff Foundation Scholarships for the Worthy.

Hedy joined the Chapman University as an adjunct faculty member in 2009 and recently joined the piano faculty at the University of La Verne. She also maintains a private teaching studio in Orange County, where many of her students are top prizewinners in local competitions. She was awarded by the City of Huntington Beach Allied Arts Board for her excellence in teaching within the community.