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October 10, 2018

Lee has been commmissioned by the Tanglewood Music Center to write a piece for large brass ensemble and percussion, to be premiered at the festival in the Summer of 2019. Lee was chosen was one of three commissioned Composition Fellows from this year's festival.

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.

April 25, 2018

The JACK Quartet along with pianist Steve Beck and drummer Russell Lacy recorded Lee's Through the Mangrove Tunnels at Duke University. The 45-minute work explores the history and Lee's personal memories of Weedon Island, a nature preserve Lee grew up exploring in Florida. Keep an eye out for the recording release!

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.