Dongho Lee, a native of Seoul, South Korea, is Director of Music and Organist at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Bellingham, WA. Praised for her “drive and energy, coupled with the ability to tenderly shape a musical line,” (The Journal, AAM) she was awarded both the First Prize (Lilian Murtagh Memorial Prize) and the Audience Prize in the 2010 American Guild of Organists National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance, which was held at the 50th national convention of the Guild in Washington, D.C.
Ms. Lee has concertized throughout the United States, Europe, and South Korea. Significant recent venues in which she has performed include the Washington National Cathedral, Duke University Chapel, the Cathedral of St. Philip (Atlanta), the Cadet Chapel of the United States Air Force Academy, Methuen Memorial Music Hall, and the Cathedral of the Madeleine (Salt Lake City). She has played at the invitation of numerous AGO chapters and was a featured artist at the 2012 AGO National Convention and a featured artist at the 2015 AGO Great Lakes and the 2013 AGO Southeast regional conventions. Also in 2013, she was a featured performer at the national convention of the Association of Anglican Musicians. Additionally, she has performed as soloist with orchestra featuring concerti by Poulenc and Handel. In 2017 she toured with two members of the acclaimed Borromeo String Quartet in concerts of music for organ and strings. Her first commercial recording was released in early summer 2011 on the Pro Organo label, and features 20th century organ music performed on the C.B. Fisk organ (opus 135) at Indiana University. Her second recording was released in summer 2017 on the Raven label and was recorded at Providence United Methodist Church in Charlotte. She served on faculty at the Montreat Worship and Music Conference in 2020. Ms. Lee served as Adjunct Instructor of Organ at Davidson College and Wingate University.
Ms. Lee earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Yonsei University in Korea, during which time she served as organist of the Seoul Anglican Cathedral. In 2004, she moved to the United States to continue her studies at Yale University and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, where she earned a second master’s degree and was awarded the Julia R. Sherman Prize for excellence in organ playing. Ms. Lee received her doctoral studies at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. At Indiana University she was a recipient of the inaugural Jacobs Scholarship and also served as Associate Instructor of Organ. Her teachers include Dr. Tong-Soon Kwak, Dr. Martin Jean, and Dr. Christopher Young.
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