Originally from the Denver area, Dr. Lee has taught in Colorado, Washington, Oregon, and Texas. He holds memberships Pi Kappa Lambda, Phi Kappa Phi, and is an Honorary Member of Phi Mu Alpha, Tau Beta Sigma, and Kappa Kappa Psi. 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.