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JinUk Lee

Director of Master of Arts in Worship Korean Track


Master of Arts in Worship – Korean


Dr. JinUk Lee has performed several oratorio solos in Korea and in the USA, including the baritone solo in Handel’s Messiah and Haydn’s The Creation. Dr. Lee studied with Professors InSoo Park in South Korea and later with Andreas Poulimenos and Carol Vaness at Indiana University. While at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, he performed the role of Germont in La Traviata with David Effron and Tito Capobianco. He also performed the role of Zurgafrom The Pearl Fishers as well as the roles of Silvio in Pagliacci and the role of Count in Le nozze di Figaro while a pupil of Professor Carol Vaness. Dr. Lee also performed the roles of Papageno in Die Zauberflöte and Tiger Brown in The Threepenny Opera, Honor Showcase recital and received Outstanding Performance in the Honors Assembly in Ohio.

Dr. Lee earned first prize for vocal music at the National Artistic Vocal Competition and second prize in the Indianapolis Matinee Musicale competition, was awarded the Sweet Adelines International Award from the Young Singers Foundation, and was the recipient of the Albert Rees Davis Scholarship at the S. Livingston Mather Scholarship Competition in Cleveland. Dr. Lee was First Place Winner of the National Association of Teachers of Song Competition and a finalist in the Mario Lanza International Singing Competition in Italy. He has received the Merit Award Scholarship and has been the Opera assistant at Lyric Theatre at the Univeristy of Illinois for the last three years. JinUk’s performances at Illinois include Ford from Falstaff, Street Singer from The Threepenny Operaand the role of Riolobo from Florencia en el Amazonas.

Today, JinUk is a professor and director of Master of Arts in Worship Korean Track at Northern Seminary Chicago, IL. He is also music director of four different Choirs in Chicagoland. He holds degrees from University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign (DMA), Ohio University (MA), Indiana University at Bloomington (PD) and Kyungpook National University (BA). Dr. Lee began his teaching career as a music professor at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana. He currently holds the position of professor and director of Master of Arts in Worship at Northern Seminary. He is also professional baritone singer represented by Vocal Artists Management. Find out more here.

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DMA (Doctor of Musical Arts)Vocal Performance and Literature, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
MA (Master of Music)Vocal Performance and Literature, Ohio UniversityPerformer DiplomaVocal Performance, Indiana University, Bloomington
BA (Bachelor of Music) Vocal Performance and Literature, Kyungpook National University

Courses Taught

  • MUS101,111,112, 201,301, 401, 342 and 442 Applied Voice (IWU)
  • Northern Seminary
  • SM401K Internship I Understanding and Application of Vocalization as a Worship Leader I
  • SM401K Internship II Understanding and Application of Vocalization as a Worship Leader II
  • WO417K History of Worship in Korea
  • WO 502K-A: Designing and Leading Worship
  • WO 502K-B: Performing Sacred Concert