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Cora Swenson Lee

Instructional Assistant Professor of Cello
School of Music
Office
Cook Hall - CH 205
Office Hours
by appointment
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Biography

Praised by the San Francisco Classical Voice for playing "with maturity and panache," Dr. Cora Swenson Lee is a cellist and baroque cellist who performs actively around the United States. She holds a Doctorate of Music in Cello Performance and Bachelors Degree in Cello Performance with highest distinction from the Eastman School of Music, as well as a Masters Degree in Cello Performance from Boston University College of Fine Arts.
A passionate educator, Dr. Swenson Lee is currently Instructional Assistant Professor of Cello at Illinois State University, adjunct Professor of Cello at Illinois Wesleyan University, and the director of the Eastman Cello Institute.

Current Courses

236.001Applied Music (Advanced Cello)

136.001Applied Music (Cello)

436.001Applied Music (Cello)

274.001Elem/MS Teaching Methods: Band, Choir, Strings

Research Interests & Areas

Historically Informed Performance
Baroque String Playing
Continuo Realization on the Cello

DMA Cello Performance

Eastman School of Music
Rochester, NY

MM

Boston University College of Fine Arts
Boston, MA

BM

Eastman School of Music
Rochester, NY

First Prize in Instrumental Performance

The American Prize
2020