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Chihchun Chi-sun Lee

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Chihchun Chi-sun Lee

Biography

Chihchun Chi-Sun Lee (b. 1970, Taiwan) is a Taiwanese-American composer and educator.

Dr. Lee received a doctoral degree from the University of Michigan, two master's degrees from Ohio University, and a bachelor's degree from Soochow University in Taiwan. Her teachers included William Albright, William Bolcom, Yen Lu, Mark Phillips, Bright Sheng, Loong-Hsing Wen, and Yann-Jong Hwang.

Dr. Lee was winner of the First Biennial Brandenburg Symphony International Composition Competition in Germany and the 2015 Guggenheim Fellow. In 2009, she became only the fourth woman in history to be nominated for the "best composer" award from the Golden Melody Awards (Taiwan's version of the Grammys) for her debut CD Elegance. In 2017, she is honored with Alumni Achievement Award in Music in Recognition of Outstanding Contribution to Music at Ohio University’s 100th anniversary of music department

Lee served as the composer-in-residence with Chai Found Music Workshop in 2009-2011, funded by the Taiwan National Culture and Arts Foundation. She has previously taught music at Johnson County Community College, Washburn University, Rhodes College, and the University of Michigan, and the University of South Florida from 2004 to 2010.


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