Madeline A. Lee recently received her Master of Music in Horn Performance under the tutelage of Dr. Natalie Brooke Higgins at the Columbus State University Schwob School of Music. She earned her Bachelor of Music Education from the Conservatory of Music and Dance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, studying horn with Martin Hackleman, formerly of the National Symphony Orchestra, Canadian Brass, and Empire Brass.
As a horn player, Madeline specializes in composing and arranging in the brass medium. She has written for such groups as the Kansas City Horn Club, the Schwob Horns of Columbus State University, and the East Tennessee State University Trombone Studio. She also frequently collaborates with the Alias Brass Company, arranging a variety of pieces for their shows Debut and Brass Act, as well as making her compositional debut with her work for brass quintet, titled Saudade, on their January 2016 California tour.
In 2018, Madeline was announced as the winner of the Fredericksburg Brass Composition Competition for her brass ensemble piece, The Fair Hero. Another work, Atrevida, for horn, marimba, and non-pitched percussion, was selected as the winning work for the 2019 International Women's Brass Conference Call for Scores. Her most recent composition, Put Me to Rest for Bass Trombone and Piano was chosen to be featured in the 2019 International Trombone Festival Composer's Workshop.
In addition to her compositional endeavors, Madeline currently holds the position of Director of Bands for Northumberland County Public Schools in Heathsville, VA, where she teaches instrumental music to both middle and high school students.