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.

Pianist R. Andrew Lee is one of the foremost interpreters of minimal music. He has been described as having ìconsistently impressive solo releases... asserting a vision of musical Minimalism far broader than the limited patch that abused term usually signifies.î (Steve Smith, New York Times), and his CD, Eva-Maria Houben: Piano Music, was chosen by Alex Ross in the New Yorker as one of the Top 10 Classical Recordings of 2013. In his tenure with the Irritable Hedgehog label, he has recorded six albums, including the first perfectly-timed recording of Tom Johnsonís An Hour for Piano and the premiere recording of Dennis Johnsonís 5-hour minimalist epic, which was selected by Time Out New York as the best classical recording of 2013.

Lee has performed in a number of venues dedicated to experimental music around the world, including the STUK Arts Centre (Leuven, Belgium), CafÈ OTO (London), ISSUE Project Room (New York) and Gallery345 (Toronto). He has also been invited to speak and perform at music departments known for their exploration of the avant-garde such as the University of Huddersfield and the California Institute of the Arts.

The intersection of minimal music and temporality is a primary research interest for Lee. As such, he has presented papers and lecture-recitals at several international conferences, most recently the Fourth International Conference on Minimalist Music (California State University, Long Beach) and Time's Excesses and Eccentricities in Music, Literature and Art (UniversitÈ de Caen Basse- Normandie). His writing has been published by Divergence Press.

Lee currently teaches at Regis University in Denver, Colorado, and was most recently Artist-in- Residence at Avila University. Lee received his DMA in Piano Performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music, where he studied under the direction of Prof. John McIntyre. 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.

Creative & Professional Work

Recordings

CD, Paul A. Epstein: Piano Music. First commercial recording of piano music by Paul A. Epstein, including two pieces written for R. Andrew Lee, Drawing No. 5 (2011), Landscape with Triads (2012), and an arrangement of Changes 3 (1977) for piano by R. Andrew Lee. (Late 2015)

CD EP, Jay Batzner: as if to each other... (2011), first commercial recording, Irritablee Hedgehog Music (July 2015)

2-CD album, J¸rg Frey: pianist, alone. First commercial recording of pianist, alone (2004) and pianist, alone 2 (2013), the latter having been written for R. Andrew Lee, Irritable Hedgehog Music (September 2014)

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

CD, J¸rg Frey: Piano Music, ?rst commercial recording of J¸rg Freyís Klavierstuck 2 (2001) and Les trÈfonds inexplorÈs des signes pour piano (24-35) (2007/2009), Irritable Hedgehog Music (November 2012) 

CD EP, Ann Southam: Soundings for a New Piano (1986), ?rst 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), ?rst commercial recording to be exactly sixty 
minutes long as the composer intended, Irritable Hedgehog Music, (October 2010) 

Performances

Concert, Spectrum, New York, New York (June 18, 2015)

Wayward Music Series, Seattle, Washington (April 17 & 18, 2015)

A Place to Listen, Victoria, British Columbia (April 15, 2015)

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (March 16, 2015)

Duke University, Durham, North Carolina (March 15, 2015)

ATLAS Black Box Theater, Boulder, Colorado (October 18, 2014)

Wandelweiser Festival, Constellation, Chicago Illinois (September 21, 2014)

Austin New-Music Co-op, Austin, Texas (February 15, 2014)

DazzleJazz, Denver, Colorado (February 4, 2014)

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) 

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

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

University of Hudders?eld, 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, Missouri (March 27, 2011)

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

Truman State University (January 2011)

Avila University, Kansas City, Missouri (October 2010)

New England Conservatory of Music (April 2010)

Avila University, Kansas City, Missouri (February 2009)

Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas (January 2009)