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 ensemble music by significant living composers: her music is featured on six albums by Ravello, Centaur, Capstone, and Albany labels. Lee is the principal author of Scholarly Research in Music: Shared and Disciplinary-Specific Practices (McGraw Hill, 2012-2013, Routledge 2017, 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 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 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 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, University of Alabama, State University of New York in Oswego, and the University of South Florida.  Her piano mentors were Bohi Yun-Hyun, Aube Tzerko, William Browning, and Carlos Kussrov Corma.


Globe, Travel, Homeland

Release Date: November 4, 2022
Catalog Number: RR8076
21st Century
Solo Instrumental
The piano is the powerhouse of musical instruments: with its vast tonal range and its ability to simultaneously supply chords and melodies, it generally takes the dominating place in virtually any setup. So what happens if you compose and play music for two of these behemoths? Pianists Sang-Hie Lee and Martha Thomas answer this question on their aptly-titled new album GLOBE, TRAVEL, HOMELAND.

Ars Nostra

Release Date: October 14, 2016
Catalog Number: RR7945
21st Century
Pianist Sang-Hie Lee performs original works written for two pianos, by internationally recognized composers Gerald Chenoweth, Eun-Hye Park, Lewis Nielson, Daniel Perlongo, and Paul Reller, in ARS NOSTRA: BUT NOW THE NIGHT. Along with collaborating pianist Martha Thomas, the pieces showcase the instrument as a “super piano”, unveiling textures and new combinations of sounds not accessible with a soloist.

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