Dr. Daniel Lee is excited to join the faculty at Kennesaw State University and to serve as the Interim Assistant Director of Bands. Prior to joining the KSU Bands, Dr. Lee served as a Graduate Part-Time Instructor at Texas Tech University, teaching and assisting with all aspects of the concert and athletic band programs as well as the undergraduate conducting courses. While at TTU, he was awarded the Student Academic Leadership Award for the College of Visual and Performing Arts, was a recipient of the James D. and Mary Hazlewood Memorial Graduate Fellowship, and was the only student asked to serve on the search committee for the next Dean of The College of Visual and Performing Arts. His recent publications include an article in the Instrumentalist (April 2020, “The Ensemble Pianist”), a presentation at the 2022 TMEA Poster Session (“Relationships Between Conducting Course Experiences and Attitudes Toward Other Academic Courses”), and a pending lesson plan to be published on the Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy resources page (“Introduction to Modes”).
Dr. Lee has over a decade of experience teaching band and orchestra at the middle and high school levels, and has conducted both opera and musical theatre (including two shows in collaboration with the TTU School of Theatre and Dance) throughout his career. Originally from the Denver area, Dr. Lee has taught in Colorado, Washington, Oregon, and Texas. He holds memberships in Kappa Kappa Psi, Pi Kappa Lambda, Phi Kappa Phi, and was recently made an Honorary Member of Phi Mu Alpha. Dr. Lee earned his D.M.A. in Wind Conducting at Texas Tech University with Dr. Sarah McKoin, his M.M. at Colorado State University with J. Steven Moore and Wes Kenney, and his B.M.E. from the University of Colorado at Boulder with Prof. Allan McMurray.