Dr. Doreen Lee

Dr. Doreen Lee

Assistant Professor of Music
Collaborative Piano, Piano Ensembles, Class Piano


  • Bachelor of Arts in Piano Performance
    University of California-Los Angeles

  • Master of Music in Piano Performance
    Peabody Conservatory

  • Doctor of Musical Arts in Collaborative Piano
    University of Colorado-Boulder


Doreen Lee is the Assistant Professor of Collaborative Piano/Piano at the University of South Alabama. Dr. Lee has performed with notable artists such as Takács Quartet violist Geraldine Walther, Colorado Symphony Orchestra Principal Horn Michael Thornton, flutists Christina Jennings and Katherine Kemler, and cellist Johannes Moser, among others. She is also the pianist of the du Toit / Lee Duo, formed in collaboration with flutist Cobus du Toit. The duo's debut album, Mythavian, takes inspiration from mythological folklore and birdsong.

Lee received her Doctorate of Musical Arts in Collaborative Piano at the University of Colorado Boulder, studying with Margaret McDonald and Alexandra Nguyen. She specialized in solo piano performance under the tutelage of Walter Ponce at the University of California Los Angeles, and went on to earn her Masters in Music at the Peabody Institute with Benjamin Pasternack. She was selected to perform in master classes for pianist and music theorist Robert Levin at the Summer Academy Mozarteum in Salzburg. As a collaborative pianist, Lee has received instruction from members of the Takács, Cassatt, and Tokyo Quartets as well as Jean Barr, Anne Epperson, and Jonathan Feldman. She has participated in various music festivals including the Bowdoin International Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival and School, and the Music Academy of the West.

Prior to joining the faculty at USA, Dr. Lee served as Adjunct Instructor of Collaborative Piano (Instrumental) at Colorado State University, as well as Lecturer of Collaborative Piano at the University of Colorado Boulder.