Scott Lee, Composer Join my mailing list SCOTT LEE, COMPOSER


Lee has been appointed Assistant Professor of Composition at the University of Florida School of Music. He began teaching this Fall, giving composition lessons and teaching courses in composition and electronic music.


Slack Tide, a Tanglewood commission for symphonic brass ensemble and percussion, was premiered in Seiji Ozawa Hall as part of the Brass and Percussion Extravaganza Concert on June 30th.


Lee has been named the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra's Composer in Residence for the 2019-2020 season, including a commission and visits to work with students.

August 20, 2018

Lee has been offered the position of Lecturer at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro's School of Music for the upcoming academic year. He will be teaching classes in both music theory and ear training, primarily at the sophomore level.

August 18, 2018

Lee conducted the final reading of his newest piece, Second Chance, at Seiji Ozawa Hall at the Tanglewood Music Center, coached by the head of conducting at Tanglewood, Stefan Asbury. The piece, for double string quartet, oboe, basoon, french horn, and trombone, was written during Lee's time at the festival.

August 14, 2018

Three pieces by Lee, Drip Study, Tourbillion, and Car Alarm Strut were premiered at a TMC concert as part of the Piece-A-Day composition project. Led by Michael Gandolfi, the project involves Tanglewood Composition Fellows writing three short pieces in three consecutive days, which are then rehearsed and performed by Tanglewood Music Center Fellows. This year composer Osvaldo Golijov was also involved in the coaching of the performers for the concert.

July 22, 2018

Lee's piece for violin, cello, clarinet, and piano was performed by Tanglewood Music Center Fellows as part of a Sunday morning TMC Chamber Music concert, alongside works by Dutilleux, Mozart, Brett Dean, and Frederic Rzewski.

June 22, 2018

Lee's Anadyr was read and performed by the ACO, conducted by George Manahan, as part of the 27th Annual Underwood New Music Readings In New York City. Five other composers participated in the readings, two of whom will be commissioned by the ACO.

June 15, 2018

Lee was interviewed about his participation in the upcoming ACO Underwood New Music Readings. The ACO will read Lee's Anadyr along with works by five other composers. The interview touches on the inspiration for the piece, the name of a Cold War Russian military operation, as well as other topics relating to the readings.