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Room 103 – Piano Lab

Brandon Lee

Piano

What continues to bring me in every morning is knowing that every student who walks through the doors is here because they WANT to be here. Every student I work with shows me their desire to learn and improve upon their skills.  It keeps me constantly seeking to grow as well so I can in turn help guide their individual creation into better musicians, citizens, human beings.

North Star:

I desire to see the piano program at UAA reach the heights of places like Interlochen Arts Academy and LA County High School for the Arts.
https://www.interlochen.org/music/academy/piano/piano-core-curriculum
https://www.lachsa.net/

I would also love to see a pre-college conservatory style program created where not only can we serve the community giving private lessons but also providing a training ground for emergent teachers from our student body who have interest in pursuing teaching. https://www.usu.edu/ycpiano/

Education:

BM, Utah State University (Piano Performance and Pedagogy) Magna cum Laude
MM, Utah State University (Piano Performance)

Previous Experience:

Dixie State University, Castle Rock Music Camp, Utah State University, USU Piano Clinic, Utah State University Youth Conservatory

Professional Activity:

Guest Artist/Soloist with: Utah State University Orchestra, Gold Country Chamber Orchestra, San Juan Symphony Orchestra, Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra, Utah Symphony Orchestra (three times), Southwest Symphony Orchestra, American Festival Chorus and Orchestra. Worked with artists such as Kansas, Audra McDonald, Stephen Hough, Marc-Andre Hamelin, Josh Wright, Kevin Kenner, Jerome Lowenthal, the Fry Street Quartet, Leon Fleisher and Charles Rosen. Has been a guest lecturer/clinician at many different chapters of MTNA (Music Teachers National Association), and private masterclass settings.

Professional Affiliations:

Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), Utah Music Teachers Association (UMEA), National Association of Music Educators (NAfME)

Awards:

Has over 40 first place awards in competitions including UMTA Concerto Competition, USU Piano Festival, Albertson College Piano Competition, Four Corners International Piano Competition, Grand Junction Piano Competition, Second New York International Piano Competition, MTNA National Piano Competition, National Federation of Music Clubs

2022-23 Class Schedule

A1Piano WorkshopB1Piano Workshop
A2PrepB2Piano Methods
A3AP Music TheoryB3Prep
A4Comm Music/NextB4Piano Methods