Dr. Patty Lee enjoys an active teaching career and joined the faculty at Concordia University Texas in 2015.
Dr. Lee received her Master of Music and Doctorate of Musical Arts degrees in piano performance from The University of Texas at Austin, Butler School of Music where she studied with Nancy Garrett. During her studies she served as an Assistant Instructor to Martha Hilley and Sophia Gilmson. Under their guidance she taught applied and group piano classes as well as private lessons for The University of Texas Piano Project, a program that pairs UT piano majors with young students in the Austin community. She worked with Dr. Elliott Antokoletz to write the lecture document Improvisation on Francis Poulencs Improvisations which received the Outstanding Doctor of Musical Arts Lecture Recital Award. She was also awarded Outstanding Doctor of Musical Arts Chamber Recital and the Mary D. Bold Scholarship.
She grew up in California and received her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of California Santa Barbara where she studied with Dr. Charles Asche. There she won many awards and scholarships including the Carnzu Clark Music Scholarship, Leni Fe Bland Music Scholarship, Erno Daniel Memorial Scholarship, and placed in the Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation multiple times.
She also enjoys an active performing career as a solo and collaborative artist. Recent performance highlights include the Texas Music Teachers Association Conference New Faculty Recital and Guest Artist Recitals with trombonists Christopher Davis from Northwestern University and Jon Whitaker from the University of Alabama at Texas State University. She is a frequent collaborator and has collaborated with students at The University of Texas at Austin, Texas State University, Texas Lutheran University, and Concordia University Texas.
Dr. Lee is a member of Austin District Teachers Music Association and currently serves as Festival Coordinator and is part of the Student Events Committee. She frequently adjudicates competitions at the regional level.