Prof. Sung-Jae Lee studied composition at Seoul National University and University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, Austria. He was a professor at Seoul National University, Dean of the College of Music at SNU and the College of Music at Suwon University, as well as chairman of the Arts Council Korea (1993). He organized a composers association called the Seoul Contemporary Music Society, and served as a chairman from 1958–1974. Prof. Lee also was a founding member, chairman (1990-1994), and honorary member (2006) of the Asian Composers League, where he showed his passion for exchange of music with diverse cultural backgrounds. He established ACL-Korea in 1974 and was a chairman for 17 years.