Michael Myounghoon Lee
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Known for his “vivid” (Portland Herald Press), “visceral, dynamic” compositions and his “ability to grasp the audience with every means possible,” Michael Lee is a “promising” (BMI) young composer to watch in the thriving scene of new American concert music.
Born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1987, Michael's music has been performed by The Juilliard Orchestra, Juilliard Trumpet Ensemble, Kharkov Philharmonic, Oradea State Philharmonic, The Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music, ALEA II Ensemble, Boston New Music Initiative, and The Chamber Music of Rochester, among many others. His honors include The Charles Ives Scholarship from The Academy of Arts and Letters; The Juilliard Orchestral Competition (Top Prize); ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers’ Award; fellowship for further studies in composition (anonymous); finalist in the 28th International ALEA II Competition; Florence Gould Foundation Scholarship; selected to National Association of Composers’ United States of America Music Festival (Portland, OR); Letter of Praise from BMI for his "Metropolis Concerto"; chosen to the MusicNow Festival in Indiana with guest composer, Steve Reich; The Howard Hanson Prize; and the Bernard Rogers Memorial Prize.
Summer institutions include: Bowdoin International Music Festival; International Summer University of Freie Universität Berlin; European American Musical Alliance; UPBEAT!; and The Oregon Bach Festival Composers’ Symposium. Michael holds degrees from The Juilliard School (M.M. 2012) and The Eastman School of Music (B.M. 2008). Recently, Michael was accepted to both the Doctoral Program in Music Composition and the internationally known Scoring for Motion Picture and Television Program at the University of Southern California. His primary teachers include Samuel Adler, Derek Bermel, and Douglas Prosser.
I studied music writing, orchestration, music theory, and counterpoint with professors at institutions such as The Juilliard School and The Eastman School of Music and trumpet performance with Douglas Prosser (Principal Trumpet, Rochester Philharmonic). I also have trumpet experience in orchestras, jazz bands, chamber groups, church ceremonies, and wind ensembles.
Communication is primary. Every serious student requires a different mold of teaching. A firm understanding, awareness of basic principles whether in music writing or performance is important, but enjoying what you're doing is primary!
I teach from beginner to pro in music writing, theory, orchestration, and counterpoint in all styes. Beginner to intermediate in trumpet performance and solo studies.
Looking forward to meeting you,