educator and trumpeter who attended the Manhattan School of Music and
studied with William Vacciano.
whom he has worked include the American Brass Band, the American Brass
Quintet, the American Composers Orchestra, the American Symphony, the
Center for Contemporary Opera Orchestra, the Concordia Festival Orchestra, the
EOS Chamber Music Ensemble, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Metropolitan
Opera Orchestra, the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, Music Today, the New
Amsterdam Brass, the New York Chamber Symphony, the New York Philharmonic, the
New York Pops, the New York Trumpet Ensemble, the P.D.Q. Bach Orchestra, the
Philharmonia Virtuosi of New York, the San Diego
Symphony Orchestra, the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, and the West
July 1987, the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra and New York Choral Artists
joined forces with mezzo-soprano Jane Bunnell,
soprano Sylvia McNair, bass Jan Opalach and tenor
Scott Weir at Avery Fisher Hall for a performance of Johann Sebastian Bach’s
Mass in B minor.
The New York
Chamber Symphony and their chorus teamed up with conductor and organist
Anthony Newman for a Baroque Christmas program that included George Frideric Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus”,
“The King Shall Rejoice”, “My Heart is Inditing” and “Organ Concerto No. 1 in G
minor, Op. 4”, and Henry Purcell’s “Rondeau”
and “Trumpet Tune in C” on 27th December 1997.
April 1999, Lee and baritone Christopher Mooney interpreted “The
Trumpet Shall Sound” from Messiah
by Handel at the Larchmont Avenue Presbyterian Church. The concert was rounded out with “Easter
Chorale” by Samuel Barber and “Hallelujah” from Christ on the Mount of Olives by
Ludwig van Beethoven.
Festival Choir and Orchestra offered up excerpts from Handel’s Messiah and one of the many trumpet
concerti of Giuseppe Torelli, with Lee as
soloist, at Concordia
College in Bronxville
on 25th April 1999.
April 2000, Christopher and Lee reprised “The Trumpet Shall Sound”
at Larchmont in a performance that included “Christ Our Passover”
by Alec Wyton, and “Hallelujah Chorus”
and “Ode for a Festival Day” by Handel.
at a memorial concert for his former teacher William Vacchiano
at The Juilliard School on 11th January 2006.
which he appears include: the
soundtrack of Anima Mundi and Glass Box by Philip Glass; Art of the Trumpet by Edward
Carroll; Bach for All Seasons
with The Bach Players and the Holy Trinity Bach Choir; Bach: Sinfonias & Orchestral Movements from Cantatas
and Baroque Duets with the Philharmonia Virtuosi of New York; Baroque Masterpieces; Baroque
Trumpetissimo; CBS Masterworks Dinner Classics: Sunday Brunch Album; The Handel Collection; Handel: Greatest Hits; and, The Yankee Brass Band: Music from Mid-Nineteenth
Century America by the American Brass Band.
In the field
of music education, he has given private lessons and served on the
faculties of Concordia College, Montclair
the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, and Purchase College at the State University of