Janice Lee, known for her compelling performance and interpretation, has performed as soloist with the University of Illinois, Raleigh and East Carolina University Symphony Orchestras. She performed in the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Heartland Festival Orchestra and Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra. As a classically-trained violinist, it has been exciting to branch out and explore other genres such as tango and jazz. Janice performs in the tango orchestras, Bandoneon Massacre (C.U.) and Da Capo Tango (D.C.). At the 2019 Tanguero Workshop in Toronto, she performed with Julian Peralta, Winnie Cheung, and Ben Bogart. Past summer engagements included performing in Britten-Pears Orchestra under Marin Alsop, Caroga Lake Chamber Music Festival, Southern Illinois Music Festival, and National Repertory Orchestra.
Janice is a graduate of East Carolina University and the Cleveland Institute of Music. In May 2021, she completed her Doctorate of Musical Arts in Violin Performance at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Always excited to share ideas, her formative teaching experiences began in 2012 through CIM’s outreach program where she worked with students that otherwise wouldn’t have opportunities for private lessons. She taught violin in Millikin University’s Preparatory Department and has guest taught at El Sistema programs in El Salvador and Uruguay.