Jiyoung Lee

Jiyoung Lee is a founding faculty member of Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center (ETC), Silicon Valley Campus. She was previously a founding member and music instructor of Carnegie Mellon University Entertainment Technology Center, Australia campus.

She is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, receiving Master of Music (MM) in Music Composition and Master of Entertainment Technology (MET) from the Entertainment Technology Center. She received her Bachelor of Music (BM) in Music Composition and Education at Konkuk University in Seoul, Korea. Before attending Carnegie Mellon, she was a music teacher at a middle school in Korea, and the head of composer at ATM (All That Music) studio; computer music studio for Game, Dance and Film Industry.

Her music compositions span diverse genres and styles that include modern dance music, animation, multi-media art, chamber works, films, chorus and electro-acoustic music. She has won numerous competitions with her compositions, including the 2004 Cuarteto Latino Americano String Quartet Competition. Her pieces have been performed at Carnegie Music Hall in Pittsburgh, PA as well as the 29th Composition Recital, Seoul Arts Center in Seoul.

Her research interests are in edutainment (education + entertainment) and applying the learnings from her research to teaching. She has been developing several edutainment projects, including TuneTrain, an incidental music learning app that has received wide media coverage.

Current Project: Nickel

Past Projects

  • Serenity

  • Septobunny

  • Zimension (zSpace Platform Game)

  • Fluxion

  • California Academy of Sciences

  • Project Ethereal

  • Opsis2

  • Arca (EA/Maxis Project)

  • Puppetineering

  • Ethereal II

  • Empyrean 2D

  • Blue Dot

  • Five Sided Square

  • Crescendo

  • antEAter

  • Megalodon-SV

  • Crescendo Encore

  • Xenon

  • West-Turn

  • BarrelEye

  • Project Heidegger

  • iAchieve

  • Bravura

Educational History

Carnegie Mellon University MM, Master of Music (in Commposition) Carnegie Mellon University MET, Masters in Entertainment Technology : Entertainment Technology Center Konkuk University BM, Bachelors of Music Education in Composition