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Ji Yeon Lee

Assistant Professor of Music Theory

Ji Yeon Lee (Music Theory) is assistant professor of music theory at the University of Houston, Moores School of Music. She received her Ph.D. from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (2018), and master's and bachelor's degrees from Seoul National University. She also studied at the University of Munich under the auspices of German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Her primary research area is analysis of opera from the Romantic to present era, with an emphasis on German and Italian repertoire, climax and highpoint in music, and musical gesture. She has presented papers on operas by Wagner, Verdi, verismo composers, and Unsuk Chin at the regional meetings of Society for Music Theory and American Musicological Society, European Music Analysis Conference, International Conference on Music Since 1900, and International Conference on Women's Work in Music, among others. Her published articles in Korean examine Rigoletto, Maria Stuarda, and topic theory; current publication projects discuss climax structure in verismo opera, Wagner's dynamic forms, and Unsuk Chin's opera Alice in Wonderland. As a teacher, she is interested in the development and propagation of inclusive pedagogy for diverse student bodies and international students. Before joining the University of Houston, she taught at the City University of New York's Hunter College, City College, and York College.