Raejin Lee, a soprano and active performer, is Director of Vocal Studies at La Sierra University, a position she has held since 2005. Lee has received many honors and awards, including a special prize from the Italian America Cultural Foundation of Cleveland for her distinguished performance of Italian Art Song repertoire. She is listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, and Who's Who of American Women.
Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Lee completed bachelor's and master's degrees at Indiana University, where she was an honor student and a featured soloist in the IU Contemporary Vocal Ensemble. She received an Artist Diploma from the Cleveland Institute of Music and completed a doctorate at Rutgers University in 2008, where she studied with Faith Esham.
Lee made her European debut in Rome, Italy, performing the role of Adina in L'elisir d'amore in 2002. She has since appeared as Pamina in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, Juliette in Roméo et Juliette, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, Giulietta in I Capuletti e I Montecchi, Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro, and Laetitia in The Old Maid and The Thief. Her oratorio repertoire ranges from Handel's Messiah to Poulenc's Gloria.
Sources: La Sierra University Bulletin and biography at music department website (2012).