Madeline A. Lee recently received her Master of Music in Horn Performance from 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.
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. Previously, she was the Director of Bands at the Brookstone School in Columbus, GA. She also maintains a private horn studio and has worked as a brass instructor at local Fairfax County, Kansas City, Muscogee County, and Lee County high schools, and has served as Instructor of Horn at the Judith Lapple Summer Music Festival and Woodwind Camp in Fairfax, VA.
More recently, she was featured as a guest lecturer for the 2020 East Tennessee State University Brass Day, where she gave a presentation on composing for brass, as well as getting started as a composer. She was also an artist-in-residence for the 2020 Judith Lapple Summer Music Festival and Woodwind Camp, giving a lecture on performance considerations from a composer’s perspective. She was also commissioned by the festival to compose a piece for the woodwind choir titled, Blue Horizon, which was premiered in July of 2020.
A sought-after writer, Madeline works as a freelance composer and arranger, and manages her own publishing company, Madeline Lee Music. She made her compositional debut with her work for brass quintet, titled Saudade, in January 2016. 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. Two of her pieces, Put Me to Rest for Bass Trombone and Piano, and La Cathédrale for Trombone Ensemble, have been featured in the 2019 and 2021 International Trombone Festival Composer's Workshop, respectively. Additionally, she was announced as the winner of the Women Composing for Trumpet Competition for her piece, Wind O’er the Highlands.
Madeline was also recently selected to be a part of a new consortium for wind ensemble, named Notes of Remembrance. Part of the proceeds from this consortium will benefit those who suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease. Her work in progress, titled Memento, will be featured in a concert series with the other compositions from this consortium in the Spring of 2022.