San Diego Festival Chorus



Meet Our Director, Yewon Lee

Yewon Lee, DirectorA resident of San Diego, with wide ranging experiences throughout Southern California, Yewon Lee is a much sought after emerging conductor and collaborative pianist on the operatic and concert stage.

Prior to relocating to San Diego, Dr. Lee was an Assistant Music Director of Opera at Baldwin Wallace University and Adjunct Professor at Kent State University. In the operatic world, Dr. Lee coached Don Giovanni at Baldwin Wallace Opera Theater, Cosí fan Tutte and Magic Flute at the National Opera Center in New York City, Die Entführung aus dem Serail at the Aspen Opera Theater Center and The Impresario at the International Vocal Arts Institute in Israel. She has been a member of the music staff at the International Vocal Arts Institute in France, Israel, Italy and Japan.

Born in Seoul, South Korea, Dr. Lee received a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from Seoul National University, completed her Master of Music degree in Vocal Accompanying at Manhattan School of Music and earned an Artist Diploma in Collaborative Piano from the Juilliard School. She recently finished her degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Music at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles under the tutelage of Dr. Jo-Michael Scheibe. Dr. Lee enjoys spending time with her family--husband Daniel, 2 beautiful children, Davis and Aspen, and their sweet dog, Daisy.