DR. PAUL LEE - CONDUCTOR
Paul Lee is currently a staff accompanist and coach at the Northern Arizona University School of Music, as well as recent graduate of the doctoral collaborative piano program at Arizona State University. At NAU, he has played for well over 120 students in four years, as well as serving as principal coach and pianist for NAU Opera productions of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Le nozze di Figaro and Così fan tutte, Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate, as well as a variety of one-act operas. He has performed throughout Arizona, New Mexico, and the southeast, as well as Italy and Germany.
Paul’s research at Arizona State University examined the acoustics of concert halls and how piano lid height alters the quality of sound for the audience. In addition to the Doctor of Musical Arts degree, where he studied with Andrew Campbell and Russell Ryan, he holds a master’s degree in collaborative piano from the University of Tennessee, where he studied principally with Kevin Class and David Northington, as well as undergraduate degrees in piano performance and mechanical engineering from Virginia Tech, where he studied primarily with Mary Louise Hallauer.