Lee University International Piano Festival and Competition 2021

The annual International Piano Festival and Competition is right around the corner! This four day virtual event will feature twenty talented participants, three Artist Recitals, as well as several masterclasses and presentations!

The Artist Recitals will be Livestreamed and can be viewed here:

Recital #1: Jonathan Jung (Thursday May 27, 6:30pm) — https://livestream.com/accounts/7998368/events/9681805

Recital #2: Christopher Harding (Friday May 28, 6:30pm) — https://livestream.com/accounts/7998368/events/9681801

Recital #3: Thomas Lanners (Saturday May 29, 6:30pm) — https://livestream.com/accounts/7998368/events/9681792

Interested in learning more? Check out the official website https://www.leeupianofestival.com/events-schedule

You Shall Not Pass… Without The Power Of The Staff!

Check out these great tshirts designed by our very own Dr. Patty! All proceeds go to help Advent Now! go on a musical missions trip to Japan December 8-24, 2021.

Advent Now! is a small musical group comprised of Lee University students. This group is led by Dr. Patty and Dr. Jensen and the goal is to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to Japan during the Christmas season.

Shirts cost $20 and are available in most sizes.
To confirm your order, please send $20 via CashApp along with shirt size to $AustinTPatty or mail a check to:
Austin Patty
Lee University
P.O. Box 3450
Cleveland, TN 37320-3450

Shirts may be picked up in the School of Music or shipped directly to you for an extra $3. If you would like a shirt to be shipped, please email apatty@leeuniversity.edu.

Thank you for your support!

LeeU Collab Music – Czech Diction Workshop

LeeU Collab Music is thrilled to host a very special session with Professor Sahar Nouri (University of Denver) on Saturday, May 22nd, from 11:00-1:00 (EST) via Zoom.

Prof. Nouri is going to present a lecture on Czech Diction with Dvořák’s Cigánské Melodie, Op. 55. Her lecture will include interactive work on pronunciation.

The event is free, but seats are limited (first come, first serve). Please contact us at CollabMusic@LeeUniversity.edu to receive the Zoom link.

Welcome Our New Faculty!

Fall 2021 has big things in store for the School of Music! In addition to the unveiling of our brand new recording studio, we are also introducing three new faculty members into our Lee family! Please help us give a warm welcome to Dr. Reichenbach, Dr. Weatherford, and Dr. Wei, and stay tuned for even more developments within the School of Music.

Dr. Brian Reichenbach will join the Lee University School of Music faculty this fall as Assistant Professor of Trumpet. Dr. Reichenbach completed his doctorate in trumpet performance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and comes to us after a very successful career at Trinity International University.  In addition to his work in the trumpet studio, Dr. Reichenbach will also teach in our music theory curriculum.

The Lee University School of Music is happy to announce the appointment of Dr. Cameron Weatherford as Assistant Professor of Choral Music for the coming school year.  Dr. Weatherford completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Kentucky and comes to us from Louisiana College.  He will conduct Choral Union, Men’s Choir, as well as teach undergraduate and graduate courses in conducting.

The Lee University School of Music will welcome Dr. Muen Wei this fall as Assistant Professor of Piano. Dr. Wei completed the DMA in piano performance and an Artist Diploma at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  She has most recently served as guest faculty at  China West Normal University.  We look forward to Dr. Wei’s contribution to our exceptional piano area.