Dr. Tian Tee Lee

Dr. Tian Tee Lee

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  Biography

Dr. Lee Tian Tee received his Doctor of Education under the Ph.D. scholarship from Singapore Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; the Master of Music Education from the University of Pacific under Singapore Lee Foundation Scholarship; the Bachelor of Music degree from Eastern Michigan University under the Singapore Public Service Commission/Singapore Symphony Orchestra Scholarship.

Dr. Lee was the past president of the Wind Band Association of Singapore. As a former trumpeter of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, he was the band director of the National University of Singapore Wind Symphony, Singapore Polytechnic Band, West-Winds, Anglo-Chinese School(Independent) and Anglo-Chinese Junior College Concert Bands. He is currently a visiting professor at the School of Music Education in the Sichuan Conservatory of Music. Dr. Lee also served as a Board member of WASBE, IBE of WMC. In 2015 he and his association organized a very successful WASBE conference in Singapore.

In 2009, Dr. Lee was hired as the visiting Professor at the Sichuan Conservatory of Music, and he single-handedly started an experimental course of wind music education at the Institute of Music Education. The outcome was remarkable and received favorable comments from students, teachers and the public at large. In 2012, Wind Band Music Education was formally established. This is the first and only Wind Band music education program in China. It has filled the gap in the field of music education in the country and promoted the improvement and development of Wind Band music education. In September 2012, the wind music education program welcomed the first music education students, a total of 18 people, and recruited the first class of graduating students in 2013 on the faculty. In 2017, the Sichuan Conservatory of Music Band under Dr. Lee was invited as the first university band from China to perform at the Midwest Clinic. In January 2018, Dr. Lee collaborated with CSI and organized the first Conn-Selmer Institute (Chengdu) workshop, which attended by over 100 wind band educators from all over China.

Dr. Lee continues to promote the growth of wind band education in China during his tenure in Sichuan. He travels extensively to Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Macao, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Wuhan, Xining, Lanzhou, Chongqing, Guiyang, Qingdao, and Zhanjiang and many other places to participate, judge various competitions and present masterclasses. He also serves as the Director of the Chongqing Police Band.

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