WVU Student Profile- Mirim LeeBy West Virginia University College of Creative Arts Feb 25, 2013 11:53PM UTC
Name –Mirim Lee
Hometown – South Korea.
Degree Program / Year of Graduation – Master of Music – Flute / May 2014
Dream Job – Professional flutist
Why did you come to WVU? To improve my flute skills and also my English.
What do you like best about WVU? I really like the Student Recreation Center.
How did your foundations classes prepare you for your major? It helped increase my abilities. I realized after those classes that I could do anything by myself.
Did you find that you ended up enjoying a class at the CAC that you didn’t think you would? No, I love all classes.
What has been your favorite experience at the CAC? Playing for the opera and my orchestra experience. I love the different kinds of playing that I got to do.
Describe some opportunities that you have gotten to exhibit your own work or talent that you’ve gotten while studying at the CAC. The Young Artists competition, the orchestra experience I received, and all my recitals.
Who is your favorite professor and why? Of course Flute Professor Nina Assimakopoulos, but I love all the School of Music professors. They are really the warmest people ever.
Are there times when you’ve gotten the chance to learn from visiting artists/workshops or experts in your field of study? Yes. Professor Nina Assimakopoulos makes master classes every semester and there are many visiting artists in our flute studio to teach us and show how to play well.
How did a degree from the College prepare you for the real world? My degree has helped me practice my skills and prepare for anything in music. Also, my time management skills are a lot better now. My favorite part has been reading all about music and playing my flute all the time.
Would you recommend your major to an incoming student? Yes, of course. I hope everyone can feel our flute studio’s passion.