Catherine Lee, D. Mus
B.M., Oboe Performance, McGill University, 1996
M.M., Oboe Performance, Indiana University, 2001
Performers Diploma, Indiana University, 2002
D. Mus., Oboe Performance, McGill University, 2006
Licensed Andover Educator, 2009
A diverse musician, Catherine Lee has performed extensively on the oboe and the English horn as a solo, chamber and orchestral musician. She has performed with many orchestra’s including Oregon Symphony, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, l’orchestre symphonique de longueuil, Evansville Philharmonic (IN), and Edmonton Symphony. In July 2010, her reed trio, the Umbrella Ensemble and dancer Camille Renarhd premiered the site specific work REEDS, composed by Emily Doolittle, at the Sound Symposium (St. John’s, Newfoundland).
Catherine has an interest in the role of improvisation in the development of creativity and voice of a performer. She has presented lecture-recitals at The Embodiment of Authority – Perspectives on Performances (Helsinki, Finland), The Performer’s Voice (Singapore), Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium – Improvising Bodies, (Guelph, Canada) and College Music Society (Seattle, WA). Catherine’s doctoral document “The Language of the Oboe Virtuoso in the Late Eighteenth Century” has been published in the IDRS Journal.
Catherine became interested in Somatics during her graduate studies at Indiana University. She pursued this interest during her doctoral work at McGill University, completing an independent project entitled ‘Applications of the Feldenkrais Method for Oboists’ and subsequently her comprehensive exams, for which she studied Alexander Technique, Dalcroze Method and Laban-Bartenieff Movement Fundamentals, among other Somatic practices. Upon moving to Portland, Oregon, she was introduced to Body Mapping, and has since had the opportunity to be a teaching assistant to Lisa Marsh at Portland State University and work with Amy Likar and Barbara Conable. Catherine is a Licensed Andover Educator.
Principal teachers include Theodore Baskin, Nicholas Daniel and Normand Forget