Adjunct faculty


Dr. Yong Im Lee Federle has performed numerous solo and chamber recitals throughout South America and the United States. She is a recipient of the Steinway & Sons Top Teacher Award for three consecutive years (2016, 2017, 2018) and is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music.

Her concertizing included piano solo recitals at Wake Forest University, the Piedmont Concert Artists Series in High Point, Chilean National Library, Teatro Municipal in Ciudad de Treinta y Tres, Uruguay, and the United Nations Headquarters in Santiago, Chile. She has appeared as a soloist with the University Symphony Orchestra at UNC Greensboro, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Concepción, the Orquesta Santa Cecilia de Chillán, and Indiana University South Bend Philharmonic Orchestra. The press has described her performances as “white hot” and “with command and intensity.”

In 2011, as a recipient of the United Arts Council of Greater Greensboro Artist Grant, she released a recording of piano works by the Chilean composer Pedro Humberto Allende, and was also featured in the documentary film “En Busca del Piano Perdido (2012).”

Born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in Santiago, Chile, Dr. Federle holds a Bachelor’s Degree with High Distinction from Indiana University South Bend, a Performer’s Diploma and a Master’s Degree at Longy School of Music, and a Doctoral of Musical Arts in Piano Performance from UNC Greensboro.

Dr. Federle has served on the faculties of Winston-Salem State University, Lenoir-Rhyne University, and UNC School of the Arts. She is a frequent adjudicator for piano festivals and competitions and has given lecture-recitals at numerous conferences and workshops throughout North Carolina. In addition to teaching at Wake Forest University she is also a piano faculty at Salem College and also teaches at her private studio in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Yong Im Lee Federle, Adjunct faculty, piano