Dr. Sang-Hie Lee, Professor of Music at the University of South Florida, is an active teacher, pianist, researcher, author, and cross-disciplinary administrator. As the founder of Ars Nostra, she performs piano duo music by significant living composers: her music is featured in six albums by Ravello, Centaur, Capstone, and Albany labels. Lee is the principal author of Scholarly Research for Musicians: A Comprehensive Strategy (Learning Solutions Division, The McGraw-Hill, 2012, 2013 and Routledge 2017), and Scholarly Research in Music: Shared and Disciplinary-Specific Practices, 2nd Edition (Routledge 2022). She is the primary editor of Perspectives in Performing Arts Medicine: A Multidisciplinary Approach (Springer 2020) and was the founding editor of the Cultural Expressions in Music Monographs Series (College Music Society 2008-2014). She is the author of 74 scholarly publications, has presented 85 conference papers, keynotes, and lectures, hosted seven international conferences, and performed numerous solo and chamber-music concerts in the United States, South Korea, China, Serbia, Brazil, Italy, and Canada. 

She served as the Associate Dean of the College of Fine Arts (1995-1998) and PI & Executive Director of AmeriCorps Arts USF (1997-2000), and is currently the Director of USF-Performing Arts Medicine Collaborative (2009- present). Lee’s research has focused on musician’s health, pianists’ hand biomechanics, retraining pianists with focal dystonia, piano technique, music faculty vitality and organizational conditions, and executive music leadership in higher education. 

Lee’s papers are published in Medical Problems of Performing Artists, European Journal of Integrative Medicine, SciMedicine Journal, Psychomusicology, Médicine des Arts, the American Music Teacher, Piano Bulletin of European Piano Teachers Association, Australian Journal of Music Education, The College Music Symposium, the International Society for Music Education Conference Proceedings, and Music Teachers National Association session tape. She also published reviews and abstracts in Psychology of Music, The Piano Quarterly, the Bulletin of the Council of Research in Music Education, Conference on Piano Pedagogy Proceedings, and Music Educators National Conference proceedings. In addition, her research is introduced in the inaugurating MENC Handbook of Research on Music Teaching and Learning, Music, Motor Control and the Brain, the Pianist’s Reference Guide, Pianographie, the Piano Quarterly, and the Journal of the American Liszt Society. 

Lee has completed D.M.A. and Ed.D. work at the University of Georgia, Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Michigan, M.M. in Piano Performance from the American Conservatory of Music, and B.A. in Piano Performance from Ewha Womans University. She has taught piano and piano pedagogy for 40 years at Grambling State University, the University of Alabama, the State University of New York in


Textures In Classics

Release Date: August 12, 2022
Catalog Number: NV6448
Solo Instrumental
TEXTURES IN CLASSICS from renowned pianist and music scholar Sang-Hie Lee explores the rich musical possibilities offered by the piano. To do so, Lee performs works from some of the seminal composers in Western music including Mozart, Beethoven, and Brahms. The album captures Lee’s unique pianism at the height of her maturity as an artist. While contemporary performers often place an outsized emphasis on virtuosic technical skill, Lee’s performances examine the notion of texture in piano music; this ranges from the clean, crisp soundscape of Mozart’s early pianoforte to Beethoven’s exacting technique and lush harmonies. There is little doubt that TEXTURES IN CLASSICS will cement Lee’s legacy as a scholarly-artistic pianist.

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