Joungmin Lee is a composer, choral conductor, and digital music artist focusing on acoustic and electroacoustic music with interdisciplinary approaches. Lee’s music is an experimentalist endeavor in pursuit of innovative sound both in the instrumental and digital worlds. He attempts to make this happen with several means, including spectral techniques, computer music, or any combination of these trends. 

Lee’s music has been performed in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. His works have been recognized and presented by numerous awards, competitions, “call for scores,” and invited music festivals, including American Prize, Gold & Silver Medal-winning composer of Global Music Awards, Best Experimental Classical Recording of Clouzine International Music Awards, 1st prize of Florence String Quartet Competition, 2nd prize of Academia Musica (Vienna)-Austria international composition prize (no 1st awarded), 2nd Prize of Franz Schubert Konservatorium International Composer Competition, IBLA GRAND PRIZE from IBLA FOUNDATION at 27th Annual International Music Competition as “Most Distinguished Musician,” Salvatore Martirano Memorial Composition Award, Prague CD project Award, MAR12 Concierto1 Festival Ex Nihilo/Sonosíntesis, Sydney International Composers Concerts, New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, SEAMUS, Keep Composers Weird in Austin & Melbourne, Busan International Modern Dance Festival, 3rd Chang-Ak Competition, SIME International Electroacoustic Music Competition, Musinfo Opus-centrum, Bateau-Lavoir Electroacoustics, Cicada Consort, N_SEME, Radio Transmission Art Pieces, SCI Region Conferences, UI Dance, and International Writing Program Collaboration, Commissions from Melbourne ensemble Rubiks Collective, Connecticut Summerfest, guest to present a lecture presentation at the 2017 SCI Region IV Student conference, “Orchestrating the 21st Century Orchestra” composer workshop at the Albany Symphony’s American Music Festival, AMF Institute Composition Program, Connecticut Summerfest, Alba Music Festival Composition Program, RED NOTE Composition Workshop, Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium (OBFCS), Soundstreams Emerging Composer Workshop, Valencia International Performance Academy & Festival, SPLICE Institute, Bozzini_Lab Montreal Workshop, Florida Contemporary Music Festival, IV Rieti Elettroacustica Festival, and many others. 

Also, he has lectured presentations for his dissertation paper, Contemporary Music Composition Technique using Natural Science Data, at the 2020 University of Tennessee Contemporary Music Festival SCI Region IV, Natalie Haslam Music Center, and Research on Contemporary Composition at the University of North Georgia.

He holds a D.M.A. in Composition from The Ohio State University, M.Mus. in Music Technology from New York University, and M.Mus. in Computer Music from Sangmyung University in Seoul, Korea. In addition, Joungmin has studied with Dr. Thomas Wells, Dr. David Gompper, Dr. Bryan Haaheim, and Dr. Hyunsook Choi.


Legends and Light Vol. 3

Release Date: March 24, 2023
Catalog Number: NV6515
21st Century
Navona Records is proud to present LEGENDS AND LIGHT VOL. 3, an ambitious collection of new works for large ensemble performed by the Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava. Several modern composers assemble on this album to deliver new expressions in classical music, highlighting stark contrasts of darkness and light and the other-worldy experiences that charge our artistic spirit. Inspired by art, mystical experiences, and the wonders of our universe, this edition of the LEGENDS AND LIGHT series casts a serene spotlight on the compositional innovation and orchestral ferocity of today’s composers and performers, an exhilarating showcase of the current and exciting state of classical music.