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Patricia Lee

Title:Associate Professor
Office:Warde Academic Center


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, Ms. Lee also studied harpsichord and organ, and is an alumna of the School of Music at DePaul University, Chicago, where she received the Master of Music in Performance degree while studying piano with Mary Sauer, Principal Pianist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and harpsichord with Dr. B. Lynn Hebert. She enjoys an active career as an orchestral keyboardist, chamber musician and soloist in the Chicago area and throughout the Midwest.

In addition to being principal keyboardist of both the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra and the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, and keyboardist with the New Philharmonic Orchestra, Ms. Lee has also performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Music of the Baroque (Chicago) and Chicago Opera Theater orchestra. In her work with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, she was featured twice as soloist on both harpsichord and organ, has performed on tour at Carnegie Hall and at the Lucerne Festival in Switzerland, and has participated in major recordings, including the soundtrack to Disney's "Fantasia 2000". She has performed under the baton of world class conductors including Daniel Barenboim, James Levine, Charles Dutoit and Ricardo Muti, and with Baroque music specialists such as Nicholas McGegan, Ton Koopman and Roger Norrington. Ms. Lee has also been featured as piano, organ and harpsichord soloist/guest artist with many other ensembles, including the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra, the Northbrook Symphony Orchestra, the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, Frankly Music of Milwaukee and the LaCrosse (WI) Symphony Orchestra. She can be heard on recordings with the Elgin Symphony on Naxos Records, with CSO Trumpeter John Hagstrom on Albany Records, and on the CD "Lullabies", featuring members of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra (available for streaming at the Elgin Symphony Orchestra's website).


M.M. in Performance 
DePaul University (1982)

Courses Taught

  • Applied Piano
  • Applied Harpsichord
  • Keyboard Skills
  • Class Piano
  • Chamber Music
  • Piano Pedagogy
  • Piano Literature
  • Accompanying