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Christopher Lee
Dr. Christopher LeeVisiting Lecturer in Musicianship, Applied Percussion
  • College
    College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Department
    Music Department
  • Phone
    (978) 934-3149
  • Office
    Durgin Hall - 316
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Research Interests

Composition, music production, contemporary music, music theory, popular music.

Contemporary music literature and analysis, application of architectural theory to musical form, analysis of harmonic, rhythmic and formal structures underlying intuitive creative procedures of contemporary composers, musical play and creativity in unstructured environments, integrated STEAM learning.


  • : B.M. - Music Composition, Baldwin-Wallace University - Berea, Ohio
    Supporting Area: Music Theory
  • : D.M.A. - Music Composition, Rice University - Houston, Texas
    Supporting Area: Music Theory
  • : M.M. - Music Composition, Indiana University - Bloomington, Indiana
    Supporting Area: Electroacoustic Music


Dr. Christopher Lee is a Visiting Lecturer in Musicianship and Applied Percussion. He received degrees from Indiana University and Rice University, and his compositions have been performed internationally by ensembles including the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, the California EAR Unit, Speculum Musicae, the Woodlands Symphony Orchestra, the Rapides Symphony Orchestra, the Rice University Shepherd School of Music Symphony Orchestra, the Omaha Chamber Music Society/Analog Arts Ensemble, SoundProof, flutist Peter Sheridan, the Greater Cleveland Flute Society, FiveOne Experimental Orchestra, the 20/21 Ensemble, VOX, the Kuttner and Enso Quartets, the Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony, the wind ensembles of Baldwin-Wallace College, Ohio University, the University of Alaska, Illinois State University and Texas A&M University, and at the MusicX, IDEAS Digital Arts and LATEX Electroacoustic festivals.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Doctoral Teaching Fellowship (2008), Teaching - Rice University
  • Morton Gould Award (2003), Scholarship/Research - ASCAP Foundation
  • Kuttner String Quartet Competition (2003), Scholarship/Research - Indiana University
  • Juan Orrego-Salas Fellowship (2003), Scholarship/Research - Indiana University

Selected Publications

  • Lee, C. (2006) "Skywriting (in New Music for Solo Alto or Solo Bass Flute)," Southeast Missouri State University

Selected Presentations

  • The EcoSonic Playground - National and International Partnerships in Sustainability Workshop, November 2016 - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • The History and Literature of Jazz, 1890 to the Present - Summer Symphony Workshop, July 2014 - Wellesley, Massachusetts
  • Dramatic Orchestration for Film - Berklee College of Music, May 2011 - Boston, Massachusetts
  • Orchestration for Large Ensemble - Berklee College of Music, May 2011 - Boston, Massachusetts

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • President’s Sustainability Grant (2017), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell
    Lee, C. (Co-Principal), Johnson-Green, E. (Co-Principal)
  • Chancellor's 2020 Challenge Grant (2015), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell
    Lee, C. (Co-Principal), Johnson-Green, E. (Co-Principal)