The Florida Orchestra’s new teaching artist: Jina Lee

Posted on: May 26, 2022

The Florida Orchestra has named violinist JINA LEE as a teaching artist in its partnership with Pinellas County Schools that supports strings teachers and students in the classroom. As part of the Teaching Artist partnership, the orchestra also has resumed its Partner Schools initiative that was paused due to the pandemic. Lee joins teaching artist and violist Kaitlin Springer in the fourth full school year of the Teaching Artist program, in which professional musicians split their time between coaching in Pinellas classrooms and performing onstage with the Florida Orchestra. Lee grew up in Ithaca, New York, and received bachelor’s degrees in violin performance and recording arts and sciences as well as a minor in Spanish at the Peabody Conservatory and Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. During her six years with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, she was active in community engagement events, as a teaching aide for BSO’s OrchKids program, and as a mentor through the BSO Orchlab program, coaching high school string orchestras. The Florida Orchestra’s two teaching artists visit several middle and high schools throughout Pinellas County and provide concentrated support to two partner schools each year. The Florida Orchestra performs in Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater.