CAROLE LEE, pianist

Carole Lee, concert pianist, has performed widely     as a recitalist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.  At an early age,    she made her professional debut with the Oakland Symphony Orchestra under Italian conductor Piero Bellugi.  Dr. Lee received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, a Master of Arts from San Francisco State University, and Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance from the College of Fine Arts, Boston University.

Carole Lee performs as a recitalist and chamber musician, and has participated in many international symposia on the arts. Throughout her career, she has given numerous masterclasses and worked with faculties at conservatories and universities in the US, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.  

Dr. Lee enjoyed a distinguished career as Professor of Music and Chair of the Department of Music at Eastern Connecticut State University.  A member of the International Council of Fine Arts Deans and President of the Texas Council of the Arts in Education, she participated in national and international conferences and institutes such as the Harvard Management Institute on "Leading Institutional Transformation and Change".  She has been a visiting artist and scholar at the American Academy in Rome.

Recognized internationally as an experienced leader in higher education and the arts, Dr. Carole Lee is a concert artist, teacher, and advocate for the fine arts. Her expertise includes events planning, program and project development, and fund-raising strategies.  Executive Director of International Classical Music Initiative and President of Arts Management Associates, she has served as a consultant to businesses, governments, arts organizations, performing ensembles, orchestras and festivals internationally, particularly in the areas of special projects and arts management.

In Texas, as founding Dean of The Sarofim School of Fine Arts and Professor of Music at Southwestern University, she led the Departments of Music, Art, and Theater through a period of unparalleled growth in the institution’s 175-year history.

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