Saint Xavier University Music Department

Music Faculty

Patricia LeePatricia Lee

Director of Keyboard Studies



Patricia Lee is a full-time associate professor of music and director of keyboard studies at Saint Xavier University, where she has been recognized for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Performance.

She performs a wide variety of repertoire that spans the history of keyboard music from the 16th century through the present day. An accomplished pianist from a young age, Lee also studied harpsichord and organ, and received the master of music in piano performance degree from DePaul University, Chicago, where she studied piano with Mary Sauer of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and harpsichord with Dr. B. Lynn Hebert.

In addition to being principal keyboardist of both the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra and the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, Lee performs frequently as harpsichordist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and has also performed with the Music of the Baroque and Chicago Opera Theater orchestras. In her work with the Chicago Symphony, Lee has been featured as soloist on both harpsichord and organ, performed on tour at Carnegie Hall and at the Lucerne Festival in Switzerland, participated in major recordings, including the Soundtrack to Disney Pictures Fantasia 2000, and performed under the baton of world class conductors such as Daniel Baremboim, Riccardo Muti, James Levine and Charles Dutoit. She has also performed as piano, organ and harpsichord soloist with several other Chicago area ensembles, including the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra, the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, the Northbrook Symphony Orchestra, the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra and the Frankly Music Chamber Orchestra of Milwaukee.

Lee can also be heard on recordings with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra on Naxos Records, with CSO Trumpeter John Hagstrom on Albany Records, and can often be heard with the Elgin Symphony and Chicago Symphony Orchestras in broadcasts on WFMT Radio, Chicago.