Acclaimed artist and global visionary Josephine Lee serves as the President and Artistic Director of the Chicago Children’s Choir (CCC), where she has revolutionized the field of youth choral music through cutting-edge performances of diverse repertoire and innovative collaborations with world-class artists.
Through her vision and leadership, Lee has established CCC as one of Chicago’s premier cultural institutions, solidifying partnerships
with renowned arts organizations, including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera
of Chicago, and Ravinia Festival and directing new works that capture the pulse of contemporary life.
Recent projects include the co-creation of the original world musical Sita Ram with David Kersnar of Lookingglass Theatre; the development of a fully staged theatrical work with the Q Brothers; and collaboration on Chance the Rapper’s GRAMMY
Award-winning Coloring Book, including leading choruses in studio recordings and tour performances in 2016.
In recognition of her leadership of Chicago Children’s Choir, Lee received the Roman
Nomitch Fellowship in 2012 to attend Harvard Business School’s Strategic Perspectives
in Nonprofit Management program. She also was awarded the Jesse L. Rosenberger Medal in
2014 from the University of Chicago.
Lee holds a Bachelor’s degree in piano performance
from DePaul University and a Master’s degree in conducting from Northwestern University.