Dr. Gerald Lee is Associate Professor of Piano at West Liberty University, West Liberty, West Virginia, where he was named winner of the 2007-08 Excellence in Professional Activity Award. He earned three piano performance degrees: Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, and Doctor of Musical Arts from Illinois Wesleyan University, Indiana University, and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, respectively. Dr. Lee has been a prizewinner in several competitions. He was selected as a winner in the 2009 Pittsburgh Concert Society Major Auditions. In addition, he won 1st place in the 2002 National Society of Arts and Letters Piano Competition (Lansing, Michigan), 2nd place in the 2002 National Finals of the Music Teachers’ National Association Collegiate Artists’ Piano Competition, and 3rd place in the 2003 International Beethoven Piano Sonata Competition (Memphis, Tennessee).
He maintains an extensive schedule of solo and chamber music performances, the latter including performances with such artistic luminaries as Faith Esham, soprano, John Rommel, trumpet, and Jeremy Black, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra violinist. Dr. Lee is a frequent adjudicator for piano festivals and competitions and currently serves on the Board for the West Virginia Music Teachers’ Association. He has presented lecture-recitals on Alexander Scriabin’s piano sonatas at numerous, regional College Music Society conferences. He is forever grateful to the following artist-teachers for their unconditional support, artistic guidance, and great wisdom: Ginger Sandford, the late Lawrence Campbell, Andrew Cooperstock, Reiko Neriki, Logan Skelton, Arthur Greene, and the late Distinguished Professor György Sebök.