Dr. Changhee Lee currently serves as Assistant Professor of Music at BNU-HKBU United International College in Zhuhai, China. He holds a doctorate of music degree from the Université de Montréal, where he studied piano performance on a full scholarship with Jean Saulnier and wrote his thesis on classical keyboard improvisation pedagogy. He holds master's and bachelor's degrees from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied piano with Douglas Humpherys. Prior to his appointment at UIC, he taught undergraduate and graduate level music courses at McGill University, the Université de Montréal, and the Eastman School of Music.
Dr. Lee is the gold medalist at the 2014 Carol Klose International Composition Competition and subsequently had his work published by the Hal Leonard Corporation. In 2019, he created a solo piano recording for the Sir G. E. Cartier National Historic Site in Montreal, sponsored by the Canadian government. As a collaborative pianist, he has served as a graduate accompanist at Eastman and as a staff pianist at the New York Summer Music Festival and Castleman Quartet Program. He has also served as an examiner for the U.S. College Board Advanced Placement Music Theory exams and is a frequent adjudicator for music competitions and auditions.