We are here to help you succeed at MSM in your life as a student, and as a musician!
The Success Center is a new initiative at MSM that reinforces the skills students need to be successful not only in their academic courses, but in their daily lives as musicians.
Please reach out directly to one of our DMA Assistants and Tutors below who will be happy to help you!
Connect with Julie here.
Flutist Julie Lee is actively sharing her music throughout the United States and Asia. Lee is passionate about different cultures and styles of music. As her playing encompasses a wide range of musical styles and settings, her recent performances include solo performances, chamber recitals, and orchestra concerts with various repertoires, ranging from early periods to contemporary music.
Lee has won the grand prize for wind instruments at Universal Music Competition, was the winner of Eisenberg Fried Woodwind Concerto Competition, Camerata Artists International Competition and New York Flute Club Competition. She received awards from Friends of Flutes Foundation in New York. Lee is a strong advocate of trying new ideas in her performances. Being enthusiastic about music making, she is also committed to delivering exuberant ideas to students. Lee is currently pursuing a Doctorate degree in Music Performance at Manhattan School of Music
Connect with Jaeook here.
Jaeook Lee made his debut at Lincoln Center with Juilliard Orchestra at Alice Tully Hall. He received his bachelor’s degree from the Juilliard School and master’s degree from the New England Conservatory under the tutelage of Miriam Fried and Donald Weilerstein. He is currently pursuing a DMA at Manhattan School of Music.
Connect with Bihan here.
Violinist Bihan Li is pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Manhattan School of Music, where she studies with Nicholas Mann. She received her Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Asian Studies at Bard Conservatory of Music on a full scholarship. She then received her Master of Music degree at the Juilliard School.
Connect with Min Young here.
Minyoung is a first-year DMA Harpist at MSM. She holds a BA in Government and Economics from Smith College; MM in Classical and OP Harp from MSM. Away from the harp, Minyoung has formerly had professional experience at Millennium Villages Project, CNN International, Asan Institute for Policy Studies, and World Childhood Foundation USA. She brings this diverse experience to her music and her musical adventures.
As an international student herself, she understands the challenges of writing papers in a second language. It can be an equally daunting task for native speakers with little exposure to academic writing. As an avid editor and a fan of analytical writing, she is excited to share her experience and facilitate the process for anyone who might be new to this academic demand.
Connect with Solène here.
Solène Cairoli is a French musician living in New York. She began her jazz and double bass journey in 2015 in Angers, during her musicology undergrad. After three years studying in Pierrick Menuau’s studio, she was admitted to the Paris Regional Conservatory, where she had the opportunity to study arrangement, harmony, and history with teachers as Marc Buronfosse, Pierre Bertrand,and Emil Spanyi. She was admitted in 2020 in Masters of Jazz Performance at Manhattan School of Music. Now settled in New York City since September, she studies with teachers as Buster Williams, Rodney Whitaker and Phil Markowitz.
Connect with TaylorRae here.
TaylorRae Carter is a senior Musical Theatre major proudly from Lambertville New Jersey. She has been dancing, performing, and teaching for many years. She has also been the assistant choreographer for multiple productions inside and outside of MSM. TaylorRae teaches a wide variety of styles and levels of dance including but not limited to: jazz, ballet, tap, musical theatre dance, lyrical, and pointe.
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