- 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
Dr. 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.
As a performer, Dr. Lee is an avid practitioner of minimalist and postminimalist piano music. As such, he is actively involved in both the performance and research of these genres and is a recording artist for the Irritable Hedgehog Music label. Dr. Lee's performances have been lauded by both those intimately familiar with the works and newcomers to the genres, and his lecture-recitals have been well-received across the US and Europe. He particularly enjoys working with living composers such as Tom Johnson, William Duckworth, David Borden, Paul Epstein, and William Susman, among many others, and only regrets not having enough hours of the day to practice all the music he receives.
Lee 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 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.