Eri Lee Lam
Associate Professor of Music
Areas of expertiseViolin, Chamber Music
Associate Professor Eri Lee Lam received the Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Houston, and the Master of Music and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Minnesota. Her teachers included Fredell Lack, Sally O'Reilly and William Dick. In addition, Dr. Lam has completed all levels of Suzuki Pedagogy under the instruction of Mark Bjork.
An extensive performer, Dr. Lam has garnered many prizes in local and international competitions, including the Pearl Amster Competition in Austin, the Austin Symphony Young Artist Competition, the San Antonio Symphony Young Artist Competition and the Wednesday Morning Music Club Competition (Austin). She has played in numerous chamber concerts and recitals throughout the U.S. and South Korea including the Round Top Festival, Brigham Young University, University of Houston, Texas Tech University, the University of Louisiana at Monroe and Chosun University. Dr. Lam has also served as concertmaster in several orchestras and has been a soloist with the San Antonio Symphony and Austin Civic Orchestra. Dr. Lam has recorded selected works of the French composer Charles Dancla.
Prior to coming to Southwestern University, Dr. Lam was a teaching assistant to Sally O'Reilly at the University of Minnesota, on the faculty of the Bravo Music Festival, St. Joseph's School of Music in St. Paul, the Santa Fe Suzuki Institute, and the Longhorn Music Camp at the University of Texas at Austin. She has also been invited to be on the faculty of a summer music festival in Positano, Italy. In recent seasons, Dr. Lam presented a session on the "UIL Class II Repertoire" at the Texas Music Educators Association Convention as well as the American String Teacher's Association. Last fall, she finished writing an introductory method for violin entitled "Learning to Read, Learning to Play".