Sun Min Lee is in her first season as conductor of the Rider University Chorale. Before this appointment, she served for six years as a member of the Choral Conducting faculty at Rider University’s Westminster Choir College, where she conducted the Westminster Chapel Choir, which made its Carnegie Hall debut last season. Also during that time she conducted Westminster Schola Cantorum and the Westminster Symphonic Choir, and taught both undergraduate and graduate conducting courses. Ms. Lee has also collaborated with many renowned guest conductors, including Lorin Maazel, Anton Armstrong, Stephen Paulus, Kathy Romey, Dale Warland, Mark Laycock, Fernando Raucci and Peter Bagley.
She is in constant demand as a guest conductor, clinician and lecturer all-state choirs, county festival honors choirs, conducting workshops, masterclasses and church music lectures. Her future engagements include conducting at the North Carolina Music Educators Association’s Choral Festival and the Delaware All-State Choir Festival.
Ms. Lee earned a Bachelor of Church Music from the Presbyterian College and Theological Seminary in South Korea and a Master of Music in choral conducting with distinction from Westminster Choir College, where she studied with Joseph Flummerfelt. Prior to coming to the United States, she received an advanced diploma in Kodaly’s music pedagogy from the Zoltán Kodály Pedagogical Institute of Music in Kecskemét, Hungary, where she studied with Peter Erdei. From 2001 to 2003 she was on the conducting faculty at Hobart and William Smith colleges in Geneva, N.Y. Ms. Lee has pursued doctoral studies at the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with William Weinert. As a church musician, she is currently a choir director at the Praise Presbyterian Church in Somerset, New Jersey.