Orchestra Director

Grace Lee grew up in Los Alamitos, California.  Her mother knew right away that she had a natural talent in music when she overheard her playing Mendelssohn's Wedding March by ear on the piano at the age of 3.  By the age of 6, Mrs. Lee began to study the violin and soon entered various competitions offered by the state.  By the age of 11, Mrs. Lee won numerous awards including five 1st place trophies in SYMF, 1st place in ASTA regionals and 3rd in ASTA State Finals, CM Panel winner, and various other competitions in Southern California. She was also featured in the Korean Times as the Korean Music Festival grand prize winner.  Mrs. Lee was also the youngest member of both OCYSO and PSYO ensembles when she was in elementary and middle school.  As a freshman, she was awarded “Most Promising Artist” the top achievement award from Orange County High School of the Arts.

Mrs. Lee received her Bachelor’s in Music Performance, specializing in Violin, from UC Irvine.  She studied with renowned violinist, Harotune Bedelian, and was offered a music scholarship and also served as an Arts Bridge Scholar.  Mrs. Lee graduated as a Rawlins Scholar and with honors for high musical achievements.  She continued her studies and received her Masters in Teaching and music credential from UC Irvine. Mrs. Lee is an active member in outside music organizations including  ASTA, SCSBOA, NafME and has served as an adjudicator for SCSBOA and IUSD Festivals.  Mrs. Lee is thrilled to be teaching at Uni and hopes to share her love of music and inspire students to be the best they can be.

Grace Lee, director