Director of Music Ministries at San Dieguito United Methodist Church
Dr. Yewon Lee is an accomplished conductor and pianist, boasting a wealth of experience
throughout Southern California and beyond. With performances spanning the United States,
France, Italy, Japan, South Korea, and Israel, Dr. Lee's reputation as a highly sought-after artist
has been widely recognized.
Prior to her relocation to San Diego, Dr. Lee served as an Assistant Music Director of Opera at
Baldwin Wallace University and Adjunct Professor at Kent State University. Throughout her
career, Dr. Lee has collaborated with notable organizations including Baldwin Wallace Opera
Theater, the National Opera Center in New York City, the Aspen Opera Theater Center, and the
International Vocal Arts Institute. Her contributions to the academic community have also led to
frequent invitations as a guest performer and lecturer at San Diego State University and
University of San Diego and recently, she was invited to conduct the San Diego Unified School
District Honor Choir, further highlighting her expertise and contributions to the world of music.
Born in Seoul, South Korea, Dr. Lee received a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance
from Seoul National University, a Master of Music degree in Vocal Accompanying from
Manhattan School of Music, and an Artist Diploma in Collaborative Piano from the prestigious
Juilliard School. Most recently, she earned her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Music
from the University of Southern California.
Currently, Dr. Lee holds multiple positions, including as a Director of Music Ministries at San
Dieguito United Methodist Church, Music Director of the San Diego Festival Chorus, and serves
as a Far South Representative for the California Choral Directors Association. She also
co-founded Duo Nova, a piano ensemble based in San Diego.