Byong Won Lee Receives Joong Ahn Prize

Professor Byong Won Lee, ethnomusicologist within the UH Manoa Department of Music, has been chosen as the recipient of the 2011 Joong Ahn Prize for Achievement in Arts and Humanities. The Dukwon Forest Foundation in Pusan, Korea selected Dr. Lee as the winner, and the award comes with a cash prize of 10 million Korean Won (approximately $9,000). The award ceremony will be held on November 15, 2011 at the Grand Hotel in Pusan. The Foundation has invited Dr. Lee to present a keynote speech during the award ceremony. For more information on the Dukwon Forest Foundation:  www.dwf.re.kr.  For more information on Dr. Lee, please visit the Department of Music website.