J. Earl Lee Piano Festival

Lee Piano Festival

J. Earl Lee Piano Festival | Feb. 20, 2022 | Hamre Recital Hall, Fryxell Humanities Center, Augustana University


The day — a celebration of the piano — presents unique opportunities for learning, listening and participation for music teachers and piano students. 



All events are free and open to all teachers, students and general public.



Please sign up for this event by filling out our registration form.



9 a.m. — Scheduled Auditions (register)

10 a.m. — Masterclass with Augustana Assistant Professor of Piano Dr. Shu Li

11 a.m. — Discover Yamaha

12:30 p.m. — Lunch

1:30 p.m. — Concert: Schumann Piano Quintet, with Dakota String Quartet/South Dakota Symphony Orchestra

2 p.m. — Announcement Regarding J. Earl Lee Piano Competition in Fall 2022


About the Lee Legacy

The Augustana University Lee Piano Festival is funded through the generous gifts of Karl O. Lee and his mother, Agnes Lee. The late J. Earl Lee and his deceased wife, Clara Lee were, esteemed Augustana professors emeriti of music and speech, respectively. J. Earl was a professor of music from 1931 to 1991, serving as chair of the music department for 20 years. Clara was a professor of speech from 1952 to 1991. J. Earl helped found the Sioux Falls Community Concert Association in 1935. In 1958, Clara was chosen Debate Coach of the Year by a national speech honorary society. Augustana University is grateful for this support and lasting recognition given to the legacy of J. Earl and Clara Lee.