"...influenced by the neoclassicism of Stravinsky and the open harmonies of Copland, the delightful work sparkled with bright timbres, busy textures and rhythmic energy." -Cleveland Plain Dealer on a Cleveland Chamber Symphony performance of Interchangeable Parts
Christopher Lee is a composer, percussionist, audio engineer and teacher based in Boston, Massachusetts. He earned degrees from Baldwin-Wallace College (BM), Indiana University (MM), and Rice University (DMA), where he held a doctoral fellowship. He is a recipient of the ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Award, the Kuttner String Quartet Competition Award, and the Lee Goldstein Memorial Prize in Composition from Baldwin-Wallace College.
His music has been performed by the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, the California E.A.R. Unit, Speculum Musicae, the Woodlands Symphony Orchestra, the Rapides Symphony Orchestra, the Rice University Shepherd School of Music Symphony Orchestra, the Omaha Chamber Music Society/Analog Arts Ensemble, flutists Carol Shansky and Peter Sheridan, the Greater Cleveland Flute Society, FiveOne Experimental Orchestra, the 20/21 Ensemble, VOX, the Kuttner and Enso Quartets, the Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony, and the wind ensembles of Baldwin-Wallace College, Ohio University, the University of Alaska, Illinois State University and Texas A&M University. He has also been a featured composer at the MusicX Festival at the University of Cincinnati and The California E.A.R. Unit’s composer seminar at Arcosanti. His electroacoustic music has been featured at the IDEAS Festival of Digital Arts and the LaTex Electroacoustic Music Festival. One of these works, Bounce, has been choreographed by Houston dance artist Nancy Ku. Skywriting for alto flute has been recorded by international soloist Linda Wetherill for the anthology New Music for Solo Alto or Solo Bass Flute, published by Southeast Missouri State University.
In 2016 he launched Pilot House Sound, an online collaborative production studio for independent artists like Nicolai Carrera and The Celebrators (Start Anew), Zoe Lillis (Runaway), and Nora Panahi (Come Whatever), with music available on iTunes, Spotify, and other online retailers.
He teaches at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell and The Dana Hall School in Wellesley, Massachusetts, where he started a Songwriting and Audio Production program in 2014.