Joseph Lee, Resident Conductor
Joseph Lee is currently the Resident Conductor of the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, Music Director of the Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra, Music Director of the Huntsville Youth Orchestra, Music Director of the University Orchestra at Sewanee: The University of the South, and the Artistic Advisor of the Manuel Maria Gutierrez Orchestra (Costa Rica). He has appeared with a diverse group of performers including Grammy award winning artists Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul, the world-famous Canadian Brass, the performers of Cirque de la Symphonie, Act of Congress, Riders in the Sky, Tony Award nominee Jodi Benson, and other Broadway stars including Gary Mauer, Julia Murney, Virginia Woodruff, and Burke Moses.
Mr. Lee is Music Director of the Festival Internacional de Musica Pochote (Costa Rica), Music Director of the Tennessee Valley Music Festival, Music Director of the Signal Mountain Music Festival (TN), Director of Music Ministries at East End United Methodist Church of Nashville, and served on the conducting staff of the Sewanee Summer Music Festival from 2007-2011. In the Spring of 2011, Mr. Lee returned to his alma mater to serve a one-semester appointment at Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Orchestra and Conducting, and currently serves on the faculty of the University of Alabama, Huntsville. In addition to his regular conducting activities, Mr. Lee frequently travels the Southeast US and Central America leading clinics, adjudicating band and orchestra festivals, and guest conducting.
Mr. Lee has participated in music festivals and master classes both at home and abroad. In master class, he has with world-renowned instructors including Kenneth Keisler, Otto Werner Mueller, Christoph Eschenbach, Neeme Jarvi, Paavo Jarvi, David Hayes, and Duain Wolfe. Mr. Lee graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music. Conducting teachers and mentors include maestros Robin Fountain, Taavo Virkhaus, James Paul, and Carlos Miguel Prieto.