Jon Bee, Student Services Administrator
Start Date: 2017
Jon Bee comes to Rocky Ridge Music Center by way of St. Louis, MO. A longtime musician and thespian, he most recently worked with the Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis, as well as STAGES St. Louis, both in the administrative offices and as a Teaching Artist for the metropolitan area. Identifying as a musician first and foremost, Jon holds a BA in Music from Millikin University where he was a member of the Millikin University Choir, as well as, the flagship vocal jazz ensemble, One Voice. Jon most recently completed his MFA in Arts Management & Leadership at Webster University. While in St. Louis, he worked regularly as a freelance Music Director and performer for local theater productions. His musical inspirations come from a variety of sources, including Musical Theater, Jazz, and Choral Music.
John Jungerberg, Associate Director
Start Date: 2017
John comes to Rocky Ridge from Macky Auditorium Concert Hall at the University of Colorado Boulder where he worked as Operations Manager. In that role, he managed the day-to-day operations of this 2,048-seat, College of Music venue and served as the main point of contact for their clients. Prior to that role, John earned his MBA in Arts Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison during which time he spent two summers working at the Bravo! Vail Music Festival as Artist Liaison and then Artistic / Operations Administrator. There he provided administrative and management support to the Artistic Director, Director of Artistic Planning, and Director of Operations, as well as the artistic planning staff of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic. A native of Tampa, FL, he holds undergraduate music degrees in trumpet from Florida State University and the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, where he also taught elementary music through a Musician-in-Residence program and then as a public-school music teacher. John continues to play trumpet in community orchestras along the Front Range and in his free time enjoys hiking, snowshoeing, and mountain biking. He is very excited about taking this next step in his career and eager to contribute to the mission of Rocky Ridge Music Center
SoYoung Lee, CEO/Executive Director
Start Date: 2007
SoYoung Lee, Music Director at Rocky Ridge Music Center, received her Doctorate in Musical Arts in Piano Performance from the University of California, Santa Barbara. An award winning pianist and a Regents Scholar, she is a recipient of the Ernő Dohnányi Piano Prize, Gwendolyn Koldofsky Accompanying Fellowship and the Corwin Composition Award. SoYoung is involved with a number of music and dance projects including Bach2Brazil and In the Mist chamber ballets in collaboration with choreographer and former Balanchine dancer Viki Psihoyos, a multi-disc recording project of Schumann with pianist Sergio Gallo and baritone Daniel Ihasz. She has held director positions at Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory Adult Education & Preparatory Department, Millikin University Preparatory Division and the Boulder Arts Academy & Boulder Ballet. SoYoung served on the music faculty at Millikin, State University of New York, Fredonia and was a visiting Piano Pedagogy faculty at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She attended the University of Birmingham and the Birmingham School of Music in England, the University of Southern California and the University of California at Santa Barbara on a full music scholarship. SoYoung is equally at home as a performing artist, teacher, producer, and an arts advocate.