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Lee was selected to participate in the American Composers Orchestra’s 27th Annual Underwood New Music Readings for emerging composers, which took place in June.


Lee is attending the Tanglewood Music Festival this summer as a Composition Fellow, where at least four of his works will be performed.

April 22, 2018

Peter Askim and the Raleigh Civic Symphony premiered Lee’s new orchestral work Deep Sleep in Stewart Theatre at NC State University as part of a concert featuring the music of North Carolina Composers. The concert also featured works by Lamar Springfield and Karel Husa.

March 29, 2018

Lee successfully defended his doctoral dissertation at Duke University, consisting of a composition, Through the Mangrove Tunnels, for string quartet, piano, and drum set, and an article, "Musical Signification in Thomas Adès's The Tempest." His committee consisted of Scott Lindroth, Stephen Jaffe, Philip Rupprecht, and Drew Massey. Through the Mangrove Tunnels will be recorded in late April by the JACK Quartet, Steve Beck, and Russell Lacy.

March 18, 2018

The Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra performed Lee’s Vicious Circles at Atlanta Symphony Hall with Stephen Mulligan conducting. As part of the performance Lee made multiple visits to Atlanta to meet with young orchestral musicians.

March 2, 2018

The University of Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra premiered Lee’s Anadyr under the baton of conductor Anna Wittstruck as part of the 2018 Society of Composers, Inc.’s National Conference in Tacoma, Washington. The piece was chosen through a call for scores in which over 500 works were submitted.

November 3, 2017

Lee has been selected as a finalist to be the Sioux City Symphony’s Composer of the Year. The winning composer receives a monetary prize, a premiere performance by the Sioux City Symphony, press/media coverage, scheduled lectures at selected local colleges and universities, and involvement in a variety of other community related outreach programs.

October 30, 2017

Vicious Circles has been chosen as a finalist in the Tampa Bay Symphony’s 2nd Annual Call For Scores Composition Competition. It will be read alongside three other works on January 16th in St. Petersburg, Florida.