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March 22, 2016

Lee's newest orchestral work, Vicious Circles was read and recorded by the North Carolina Symphony, conducted by Music Director Grant Llewellyn, alongside a new piece by Yahn Wagner. The reading was the capstone of a fruitful collaboration between the Duke Department of Music and the Symphony.

March, 2016

Lee has been awarded a 2016 Charles Ives Scholarship by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The scholarship of $7500 is given to composition students of great promise. See the press release at the link below.

March 11, 2016

After Bottom Heavy was awarded an Honorable Mention in ShoutHouse's Call for Scores, the ensemble performed the piece at the Bitter End in New York City on March 11th alongside works by Alex Burtzos, Will Healy, Jai Issa, and Nuri Hazzard.

Feb 13 & 14, 2016

Lee arranged an entire Valentine's Day program of soul and funk music for the Portland Symphony Orchestra. The two concerts featured Lyle Divinksy, Sara Hallie Richardson, and Model Airplane on classic love songs such as "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "I Will Always Love You," and "For Once in My Life."

December 11, 2015

The Occasional Symphony commissioned a chamber orchestra version of Janus Antics to perform on their Masquerade concert in December at Church and Company in Baltimore, MD. Audience Members enjoyed complimentary dance lessons, pastries, and drinks as they waltzed to masterful classics from Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Berlioz, Rvel, Saint-Saens, Berg, Webern, and Lee.

December 2, 2015

The Queens College Percussion Ensemble, led by Michael Lipsey, performed Bottom Heavy at the Aaron Copland School of Music after rehearsing the piece all semester. Find the recording at the link below.

November 19, 2015

The first and third movements of Liftoff were performed by Nashville's alt-classical group, chatterbird, after the piece won their 2015 Call For Scores. The performance took place at Club Roar alongside the other Call for Scores winner, David Garner's Awake, Awake.

November 5, 2015

The all-male German vocal quintet Amarcord read and recorded Lee's new work By What Wings along with On the Sea by Sid Richardson as part of a residency at Duke University. The residency was made possible by a collaboration between the Music Department and Duke Performances.

August 31, 2015

The new music quartet performed Lee's piece, which was commissioned by the ensemble, along with the premiere of David Smooke's A Baby Bigger Grows Than Up Was at the Peabody Conservatory. See the link below for Tim Smith's preview of the concert in the Baltimore Sun.

Summer, 2015

Lee was a Composition Fellow at the Bowdoin International Music Festival over the summer where he studied with Derek Bermel. Lee had three performances at the festival, his string quartet Three Images, his bass quartet Out of Step, and the premiere of a new work written and rehearsed in 48 hours, Chasing Eden.