Soyoung Kee serves as chair of the piano department. At age 12, the young Kee played the Beethoven Concerto No. 4 with the West Suburban Symphony. Since then, she has performed with the Indiana Philharmonic, Northwestern Symphony Orchestra, Kankakee Symphony, Hyde Park Chamber Orchestra, the DuPage Symphony, and the Elmhurst Symphony.
More recently, she was invited to international competitions such as the William Kapell International Piano Competition and the Naumburg International Competition. She has received awards from: the World Piano Competition, Horowitz International Competition, the Society of Musicians Young Artist Competition, Kankakee Symphony Young Artists Competition, Cliff Dwellers Young Artist Competition, Farwell Musicians Club of Women Awards, Union League Scholarship Competition, the Performers of Connecticut Young Artist Competition, Clara Wells Scholarship Competition, Lima Symphony Young Artist Competition, Northwestern University Concerto Competition and the Indiana University Concerto Competition.
Kee graduated from the Eastman School of Music with high distinction in piano performance. Soon after, she completed a master of music, a two-year artist diploma at Indiana University, and a doctorate at Northwestern University. Her studies have taken her as far abroad as the Gnessin Conservatory in Moscow. Her distinguished teachers include Emilio del Rosario, Nelita True, Lev Vlassenko and Alan Chow.