InstantEncore
Biography

Pianist R. Andrew Lee, DMA is an avid performer and researcher of minimalist music and has been described as an "an indispensable new-music pianist" (Kyle Gann, 3rd International Conference on Minimalist Music). Lee has recorded multiple albums for the Irritable Hedgehog label, including the first perfectly-timed recording of Tom Johnson’s An Hour for Piano. In addition to more recordings due later this year, Lee is embarking on a prodigious recital tour called Minimalism in Twelve Parts, which consists of over twenty hours of minimalist-inspired programs to be performed across the United States, UK, and Canada.


Dr. Lee currently teaches at Regis University in Denver, Colorado, and was most recently Artist-in-Residence at Avila University. He received his D.M.A. in Piano Performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music, where he studied under the direction of Prof. John McIntyre. His dissertation concerns the effect that minimalist and postminimalist works have on the perception of time. He has also earned a masters in piano performance from UMKC and a bachelors in piano performance from Truman State University, where he studied under Dr. David McKamie. Other former teachers include Dr. Jane Solose and Dr. Patrice Ewoldt.


While not working, writing or practicing, Dr. Lee enjoys spending time with his wife, herself a violinist, and his young daughters.  He also enjoys a variety of computer-related activities, such as web design and keeping up on the latest Apple rumors.  He also thinks more minimalists would enjoy long distance running and biking if they gave it a chance.

InstantEncore