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Dr. Steven Sametz

Dr. Steven Sametz

Artistic Director

Composer-conductor Steven Sametz is the Ronald J. Ulrich Professor of Music at Lehigh University and serves as the Artistic Director of the professional a cappella ensemble, The Princeton Singers.

Dr. Sametz is the Founding Director of the Lehigh University Choral Union and the Lehigh University-American Choral Directors Association Summer Choral Composers’ Forum. He is active as a clinician, adjudicating national composition competitions and conducting all-state choirs and is currently the Chair of the ACDA Composition Advisory Committee. His works are published through this website, E.C. Schirmer, Oxford University Press, Walton Music, and GIA. Dr. Sametz holds degrees from Yale University, the Frankfurt Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Professor Sun Min Lee


Sun Min Lee is the Robert Cutler Endowed Teaching Associate Professor in Choral Arts at Lehigh University since 2012. Under her direction, Dolce, Lehigh's treble choir, and the Lehigh Choral Arts have performed in numerous venues throughout the Bethlehem area, in New York City's Lincoln Center, and on various international tours. As an engaging pedagogue, Ms. Lee has taught classes in aural skills, conducting, introduction to Western music, and overseen the vocal program at Lehigh. Last year, she co-taught the course "Women, Creativity, and the Arts" as part of the yearlong celebration of 50 years of Women at Lehigh. Under her direction, her treble choir, Dolce, and the university choir presented a concert last spring, entitled "Soaring Together in Harmony: Choral Music by Women Composers". Featured composers included Fanny Mendelssohn, Amy Beach, Florence Price, Lili Boulanger, Gabriela Lena Frank, and Soo Yeon Lyuh, whose work, "The World We Create", was commissioned and premiered. Ms. Lee is also the founder of "Raise Your Voice", an annual Women Gala Concert at Lehigh started in 2016, where the Lehigh community gathers to promote women's empowerment by featuring Lehigh student artists in concert. 

As an active guest conductor and lecturer, she has appeared in high school festivals, church music workshops, and conducting masterclasses in the United States, South Korea, Italy, and Hungary. Prior to coming to Lehigh, Ms. Lee was a member of the conducting faculty at her alma mater, Westminster Choir College of Rider University. Under her direction, her choirs toured and often collaborated with many renowned conductors, including Joseph Flummerfelt, and Lorin Maazel with the New York Philharmonic. She studied at the Presbyterian College and Theological Seminary in South Korea, Zoltan Kodaly Pedagogical Institute of Music in Hungary, Westminster Choir College, and the Eastman School of Music. As a dedicated church musician, Ms. Lee is currently the music director at Praise Presbyterian Church in New Jersey.