Professional Bio

Degrees

  • D.M.A., Piano Performance, University of Missouri—Kansas City
  • M.M., Piano Performance, University of Missouri—Kansas City
  • B.M., Piano Performance, Truman State University
R. Andrew Lee teaches applied piano at Regis. He has a unique role at the University in that he serves in both the Department of Fine and Performing Arts Music Program and University Ministry where he oversees all the music for the liturgical celebrations held in the chapel and conducts the chapel choir.

R. Andrew Lee, DMA, is one of the foremost interpreters of minimal music. He has been described as having “superhuman patience and stamina” and “an impressive string of recordings” (Steve Smith, Time Out NY). His CD of William Duckworth’s "The Time Curve Preludes" was chosen as a 2012 Critics’ Choice by Gramophone Magazine. In his tenure with the Irritable Hedgehog label, he has recorded five albums, including the first perfectly-timed recording of Tom Johnson’s "An Hour for Piano" and the premiere recording of Dennis Johnson’s 5-hour minimalist epic, "November,” a recording that is “nothing short of a miracle” (Jay Batzner, Sequenza21).

Before taking his position with Regis University, Lee was most recently Artist-in-Residence at Avila University. He also serves as faculty for the Nief-Norf summer music festival. In addition to performances across the US, he as performed in Canada, England, France, Belgium, and Italy. He received his doctor of musical arts degree in piano performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music, where he studied under the direction of Professor John McIntyre. His research concerns the intersection of minimal music and temporality. He has also earned a master's in piano performance from University of Missouri-Kansas City and a bachelor's in piano performance from Truman State University, where he studied under David McKamie.

Creative & Professional Work

Recordings

CD, Eva-Maria Houben: Piano Music, first commercial recording of abgemalt (2009) and go and
stop (2002), (Early 2014)

CD EP, Jay Batzner: as if to each other... (2011), first commercial recording, Irritablee Hedgehog
Music (Late 2013)

2-CD album, Jürg Frey: pianist, alone (2004) and pianist, alone 2 (2013), first commercial
recording of both pieces, with pianist, alone 2, which was written for R. Andrew Lee, Irritable
Hedgehog Music (Late 2013)

4-CD album, Dennis Johnson: November (1959), first commercial recording of the 4.5-hr
minimalist composition that inspired The Well-Tuned Piano, Irritable Hedgehog Music (March
2013)

CD, Jürg Frey: Piano Music, first commercial recording of Jürg Frey’s Klavierstuck 2 (2001) and
Les tréfonds inexplorés des signes pour piano (24-35) (2007/2009), Irritable Hedgehog Music
(November 2012)

CD EP, Ann Southam: Soundings for a New Piano (1986), first commercial recording, Irritable
Hedgehog Music (August 2011)

CD, William Duckworth: Time Curve Preludes (1979), Irritable Hedgehog Music (October 2011)

CD, Tom Johnson: An Hour for Piano (1971), first commercial recording to be exactly sixty
minutes long as the composer intended, Irritable Hedgehog Music, (October 2010)

Performances

The Box is Empty, Seattle, Washington (November 16, 2013)

California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California (October 5, 2013)

California State University, Long Beach, California (October 4, 2013)

Nief-Norf Summer Festival, Greenville, South Carolina (June 2, 2013)

Issue Project Room, New York, New York (March 16, 2013)

Café OTO, London, England (March 9, 2013)

Café OTO, London, England (March 8, 2013)

University of Huddersfield, England (March 7, 2013)

University of Wolverhampton, England (March 6, 2013)

Regis University, Denver, Colorado (November 14, 2012)

University of Missouri-Kansas City, (October 27, 2012)

Diastole, Kansas City, Missouri (October 26, 2012)

Bringham Young University, Provo, Utah (October 18, 2012)

Gallery345, Toronto, Ontario (June 4, 2012)

Regis University, Denver, Colorado (February 8, 2012)

MATRIX Center for New Music, Leuven, Belgium (October 15, 2011)

Third International Conference on Music and Minimalism, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium (October 14, 2011)

Avila University, Kansas City, MO (March 27, 2011)

Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO (February 28, 2011)

Truman State University (January 2011)

Avila University, Kansas City, MO (October 2010)

New England Conservatory of Music (April 2010)

Avila University, Kansas City, MO (February 2009)

Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS (January 2009)