Soh Young Lee-Segredo
Soh Young Lee-Segredo has been performing all her life. She is a singer, choir director, storyteller and program coordinator. When she was 10 years old, she created ‘Charlie Chapplin Act’ and performed in front of large audience in the street of S. Korea. At age 15, she was vice president of the Red Cross Youth Middle school division, Seoul and experienced first-hand leadership. Via S Korea, to Paraguay, Brazil, Spain, Soh Young Lee-Segredo was exposed to multiculturalism and she learned value of diversity in gender, race, languages, different music and people.
She is a founding member and director of the Multicultural Peace Mission Choir, Soh Young Ensemble and Soh Young and Friends. She sang National Anthems in Madison Square Garden and Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. In 2007 Soh Young Ensemble debuted Carnegie Hall Weil Recital Hall as a winner of 25th Anniversary of the Artists International Competition, grand prize winner of Korean Idol NY (sponsored by KBS from S. Korea) and grand prize winner of the National Korean Folk Art Competition with German, Italian, Russian, Cuban, and Turkish artists.
She is also an educator, community activist, humanitarian, and life long learner. She volunteers her time for the communities where she works and where she lives. She is a public school teacher and graduate of Newtown H.S., Queens College (CUNY), Bank Street College, Dowling College and St. John’s University. Soh Young gives credit for educational and performance success to her teachers in all the countries in which she lived, as well as her family members, friends and community supporters. “It took a global community to enable Soh Young to be who she is!” Soh Young is a proud Korean American woman living in NY. She lives in Freeport with husband, Gustavo E. Segredo (Su, Gun Soo, Korean name), two sons, Ujin Lee and Daniel Lee.