Yeongkee Lee

Dean of Academic Affair

1982 – 1989 Doctor of Philosophy New York University, NY  Performance and Music Education
1981 Doctorate Coursework Indiana University, Bloomington, IN Performance and Music Literature
1980 Graduate Coursework Michigan State University, MI
M.A. Program
1978 – 1979 Master of Arts Graduate School of Keimyung University Daegu, Korea  M.A. in Voice
1976 – 1977 Bachelor of Music Keimyung University Daegu, Korea
1972 – 1975 Bachelor of Science Kyungpook National University Deagu, Korea

2015 – Present Dean of Academic Affairs Chun University, Charlotte,
1983 – 2014 Professor Keimyung University Daegu, Korea
Music History, Voice Lesson, Music Aesthetics, Choral Conducting, Hymnology, English Diction, Interpretation of Music, Opera Workshop, Vocal Ensemble, Stage Skill, Research Method, Ethnomusicology, Music Education, Sight Singing, etc.

1978 – 1979 Teacher Keochang High School Keochang, Korea
Music, Earth Science
1976 – 1977 Teacher Hyeobsung Middle School Daegu, Korea
Science, Music
1972 – 1975 Lecturer Korea Bible School Daegu, Korea
Korean, Korean History

Position at Keimyung University
2010 – 2013 Director, Keimyung-Chopin Academy of Music
2011 – 2012 Director, Foundation Center for Artist
2010 – 2011 Dean, Graduate School of Arts
1990 – 2007 Chairman, Voice Department, College of Music
1989 – 2000 Vice-Dean, Academic Affairs

Literary Works
Book: Hymnology (2000), English Diction (1998), Ensemble (1995),
Sight-sing and Dictation (1985), Choral Works (1984)
Libretto: Kim Rak (2015), Resurrection (2014), Fantasy World (2013), Ah! Jingbirok (2012),NOWHERE (2011), Shimsan Kim Changsook (2008),
Inheritance Division (2005), A Mediator of Dalgubeol (2003), Jonha (2002),
An Atomic Bomb (2001), etc.
Treatise: “A Unified Concept of Korean Music” etc. 20 volumes

Recital: 29 times including performance on the stage of NY Carnegie Recital Hall etc.

Opera: more than 160 times as a main Baritone role in “Carmen” “Rigoletto” “La Traviata” “L’elisir d’amore” “Le Nozze di Figaro” “Magic Flute” “Don Giovanni” etc. and as a stage director in “Don Carlo” “Nabucco” “Tosca” “Madamma Butterfly” “Turandot” etc. in Seoul, Daegu, Gwangju, Busan, Daejeon, Andong, L.A., New York, Philadelphia, St. Petersburg, Tokyo, etc.

Oratorio: Bass Soloist in “Messiah” “The Creation” “Matthew” etc.

Concert: 480 times including performance on the stage of Seoul Sejong Hall, MBC Concert, etc.

Praise: more than 500 churches all over the world

Prizes and Awards
Dec. 6, 2016 Excellence Prize in Creation The 9th Korea Opera Grand Award, Seoul Press Center
Aug. 28, 2015 Awarded National Medal from President GeunHye Park
Dec. 24, 2013 Grand Prix in Education Journalism Award For International Peace, National Assembly of Korea
Dec. 12, 2012 Excellence Prize in Creation The 5th Korea Opera Grand Award, Seoul Press Center
Dec. 6, 2010 Special Grand Prix Korea Sharing Award 2010, National Assembly of Korea
Jun. 1, 2010 Plaque of Appreciation Haebichi Social Contribution Cultural Foundation
Jan. 13, 2008 Plaque of Appreciation Korea Consul General of Sunyang, China
Nov. 28, 2004 Plaque of Appreciation Bangkok Institute of Theology, Thailand
Feb. 17, 1997 Plaque of Appreciation Korean Society of Miami, U.S.A.
Aug. 23, 1977 The 1st Prize Winner National-Wide Sacred Singing Competition

 Activities and Services
2009 – Present Founder, President Famous Music Promotion Society of Korea(
2007 – 2013 Founder, Chair of the Board of the Trustee Korea Unable Sori Arts Group
2001 – Present Founder, Permanent Conductor Evergreen Choir
1998 – Present Founder, Steering Committee Member Royal Opera Group(
1983 – Present Founder, President The Hymn Society of Korea