Grace Ann Lee

Composer, 2018

Driven by curiosity, Grace Ann Lee (b. 1996) composes music that is based on drama, highlighting appearances of playful rhythm and textural lyricism.

As one of the finalists for the 2016-2017 YNYC International Composition Competition for Young Composers, Grace Ann’s Two Butterflies went out at Noon was premiered in New York City on April 2017 by the Michael Karsher’s Womens’ Young New Yorkers Chorus. Grace Ann is also the winner of the Society of Chamber music in Rochester composition competition, and is the member of the 2014 and 2015 YoungArts National Foundation in composition. She is also one of the winners in NAfME All- National competition for composers, Second Degree “The Other Composition Competition” 2012 and 2014 NYSSMA Honors Composers Competition, Persis Vehar Composition Competition, and her works had been premiered by numerous ensembles including Women’s Works by the Women in Music, and in Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

Grace Ann started her musical career by studying the piano at age 4 and had expanded her studies in music through cello and Hae-Geum (Traditional Korea Folk-Instrument). She also was an active member in numerous orchestras, choirs, and studied music theory and jazz. She continues to incorporate her diverse musical trainings in her works as a composer.

Grace Ann began studying composition at age 17 with Dr. Stephen Shewan, and is currently studying composition in Indiana University Jacobs School of Music under the instructions of Professor David Dzubay, Don Freund, Professor Aaron Travers, Professor Sven-David Sandström, and Professor Claude Baker.

Grace Ann Lee – Absolute Zero
for flute, oboe, clarinet