Dr. Seulgee Lee Nelson is a music teacher, composer, collaborative pianist, and harpsichordist based in Minneapolis, MN. Born in Seoul, South Korea, Seulgee started studying piano at the age of seven. She earned a B.A. in Composition and Music Theory from Dankook University in Seoul, South Korea. She moved to the United States in 2008 and received her M.M. in Piano Performance at the University of Minnesota Duluth, and recently finished her D.M.A. in Collaborative Piano and Coaching from the University of Minnesota under the tutelage of Dr. Timothy Lovelace. She served as a teaching assistant at the University of Minnesota in many chamber music and opera productions.
As a vocal coach, Seulgee coached the youth opera production at the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Interlochen, Michigan for a five-week summer program in 2012. Her engagements as a vocal coach are The Elixer of Love at Glensheen in Duluth, Sieur Du Luth Opera Training Program, The Pirates of Penzance, UMD opera production's 'Hansel und Gretel,' Lyric Opera of the North's 'Amahl and the Night Visitors,' and UMN opera production's 'Fallstaff' and 'Midsummer night's dream.'
Seulgee has recently started to focus more on early music study. In 2016 and 2017 she participated in the Twin Cities Baroque Instrumental Workshop, an intensive baroque music program in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has also performed in the Twin Cities Baroque Instrumental Festival. Seulgee has been studying harpsichord with Jacques Ogg from the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, and is especially active as a continuo player for early music ensemble in the Twin Cities.
Seulgee serves on staff at Church of All Nations as Pianist. She and her husband, John Nelson, have been married for three years. He is an ordained pastor at the church and a teacher at Underground Seminary. In their free time they love to travel, bike, and work on John's family farm outside Blue Earth, Minnesota.