Fine Arts. As Master’s Candidate at New England Conservatory of Music, she premiered
Payne’s Mass in D, with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. She has sung four concert tours of
Europe including Great Britain’s Chester Fringe Festival, and recently toured Prague, Vienna,
Salzburg, and Munich with the Glory Singers.
Recipient of the Banff Academy of Singing’s Full-Vocal Scholarship, Banff, Alberta, Canada,
Lee sang with New York composer John Cage in his Canadian premiere of Songbooks I and
II. She moved to Seattle in 1985 to sing with the Seattle Opera. There she met her husband,
Dave; they relocated to Portland, Oregon, in 1989 where she opened her studio to teach all
styles of music for all ages. Lee worked as member of the Buffalo Gals/ Voce Bella ensemble;
later premiered with the A. Laska Dancers in Jack Gabel’s multimedia event Lamentatio; and
sang Gary Noland’s Verborgenheit at the opening of the National Association of Composers/
USA symposium hosted by Portland’s Cascadia Composers.
Lee’s specialty is the care of the singer’s voice; she demonstrated proper Improvisation
technique for the Performing Arts Medical Conference 2005. Her love for ensembles led to
work with the Bach Cantata Choir, Der Leiderkreis, and Novum Chamber Singers, and she
currently performs with Mirabilis trio. Active in community service, they have raised funds for
Mercy Corps; favorite Good Friday church services have included Mirabilis’ performance of
Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater. Translation of songs into different languages by utilization of the
International Phonetic Alphabet is another passion of Lee’s. She has worked with students to
prepare Bat Mitzvah and Bar Mitzvah prayer chants and is an experienced judge for Oregon
and California State Talent Competitions. Lee’s piano and vocal students are past Piano and
Musical Theater medal winners. She’s currently coaching The Voice television auditions.