Dr. Joy Lee

Title & Contact Info

Lecturer of Music & Worship Arts

 Email: JLee2 [at] tyndale.ca
 Office Location: G418
 Phone: 416.226.6620 ext. 2166
 Department: Music

Academic Credentials

BMus, Piano Performance - University of Toronto, 2001
MMus, Piano Performance - University of Toronto, 2003
MMus, Collaborative Piano - University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), 2005
DMA, Collaborative Piano - University of Toronto, 2023x

Areas of Specialization

Piano Performance (Collaborative Piano & Solo Piano, Musicianship), Voice Coaching/ Diction, Music Theory/History


Canadian pianist Joy Lee enjoys a multi-faceted career as a collaborative pianist, teacher, soloist, adjudicator and scholar. She is a passionate advocate of music and has performed at events and venues ranging from the Canadian Embassy in Washington D.C. (as part of US President Barack Obama's inauguration celebration), to the Banff Centre for the Arts, to performance spaces in Inuvik and Yellowknife in Canada’s Northwest Territories.

Dr. Lee received BMus and MMus in solo piano from the University of Toronto and her love of the voice and its literature led her to her to pursue her second MMus in collaborative piano studies at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), as well as her Doctorate at the University of Toronto. She is a Lecturer of Music and Worship Arts at Tyndale University and is dedicated to educating the next generation of musicians. She is a winner of the prestigious 2017 Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition (2nd) and 2018 Gwendolyn Williams Koldofsky Prize for her collaborative work.

In April 2023, she made her Carnegie Hall (NYC) debut as part of the Canada at Carnegie Concert. Dr. Lee and Stéphanie McKay-Turgeon, soprano, were invited to research and perform the music of the French composer, Henri Dutilleux, at the Maison Dutilleux-Joy in Candes-Saint-Martin, France, in November 2023.

Dr. Lee currently collaborates with the Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto, MacMillan Singers (University of Toronto) and Tyndale Community Choir (Tyndale University) and serves on the Board of Directors of the North Toronto Songbirds.

Popular Courses

  • Applied Piano
  • Music History and Appreciation
  • Group Piano
  • Advanced Workshop in Musicianship

Favourite Place on Campus

Cafeteria – I enjoy eating and sharing life stories through a good meal. G423 – This is where all the woodshedding work happens!

Favourite Place in Toronto

Evergreen Brickworks – Love the atmosphere in every season!

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