Jung Mi Lee

Instructor in Music
Smiling woman in front of rows of red bench seats.


M.Mus. New England Conservatory

Grad Dip. in Piano New England Conservatory

B.Mus. California State University - Northridge


"In music, in lessons, practice is to develop not only skills, but also how we can attend to ourselves in a daily way with care and trajectory, horizon and focused attentiveness, empathy and wonderment. What might it be like when mind, body, spirit and heart compound in relation to and through one another, to reach ever new heights and depths, contours and textures of experience, empowerment and imaginative flight, but also sensitivity, tenderness and thoughtfulness?"


Ms. Lee, a concert pianist and transdisciplinary designer, has been featured in the cultural capitals of Austria, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Norway, the People’s Republic of China, Slovakia, Sweden and Switzerland. She has performed at the Auditorium Tasso Corrêa-Instituto de Artes (Porto Alegre); Färgfabriken (Stockholm); Gyllensbergsalen-Sandels Cultural Centre (Helsinki); Radialsystem V (Berlin); Exhibition Pavilion-National Museum of Architecture (Oslo); Bagsværd Kirke (Copenhagen); Myyrmäki Kirkko (Vantaa); St. Henry’s Ecumenical Art Chapel (Turku); Villa Mairea (Noormarkku); Paimio Sanatorium (Finland), Estonian History Museum (Tallinn); the Beijing Central, Shanghai, Wuhan and Xi’an conservatories; Harvard, Tsinghua, Tallinn, Boston and Tufts universities; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Williams College Multicultural Center; 2nd International Conference on Music and the Environment; Premiere Week of Contemporary Music- Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul; and Talloires International Composers Symposium. Ms. Lee was the first and only two-time recipient of the Mary Lee Shepherd Award from Boston University. 

Recent collaborative projects/neuro-diverse installations include CLEW: A Rich and Rewarding Disorientation (2017) with musician/artist Jon Sakata, painter Deborah Barlow and poet Todd Hearon; Arch-i-pelago (2016) with Sakata and John Stephen Ellis of AIA + WIT studio for Tufts and Harvard universities’ Utopian Listening Conference and Festival dedicated to the works and life of Luigi Nono; FUDO (2015) with Sakata and Ellis; temps s(a/e)ns Netz (2014), a cross-modal sense perception installation exploring many of the 21 senses, and MARGIN (2014), an installation in celebration of the opening of the Academy Library’s “Library Commons”—both with Sakata.

In addition to teaching piano at the Academy, Ms. Lee advises the Korean Society Club.