Dr. Lee Harrelson
Potter Hall 213, 271-4420
Lee Harrelson is an Assistant Professor of Music at
Missouri Western State University. At Missouri Western he serves as
coordinator of the music theory program and head of low
brass studies. Mr. Harrelson is the Artistic Director/Solo Euphoniumist of the Fountain City Brass Band (2007-2008-2009
North American Brass Band Champions) and euphoniumist in the
internationally acclaimed Twisted Steel Quartet. Harrelson
received his undergraduate training from the University of
Southern Mississippi and graduate degrees from the
University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Some of Lee's more notable accomplishments include: Winner 2006 North American Brass Band Championships Low Brass Technical Prize, Winner 2005 U.S. Open Brass Band Championships Best Soloist Prize, Winner, 2003 International Women's Brass Conference Solo Euphonium Competition, Winner, 2002 and 2004 Kansas City Music Club Scholarship Competition; Winner, 2001 National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors Solo Brass Competition; Second Place, 2001 Music Teachers National Association Collegiate Artist Brass Competition; Semi-finalist, 2001 Fischoff International Chamber Music Festival as a member of the Fountain City Brass Quintet; Semi-Finalist 2001 William C. Byrd Young Artist Competition; Semi-Finalist 1999, Leonard Falcone International Euphonium Festival; Prize Winner, 1997 Southeastern Tuba and Euphonium Conference Solo Euphonium Competition. With Twisted Steel, Lee won the 2000 International Tuba & Euphonium Conference's International Quartet Competition in Regina, Canada.
Harrelson is very active as a soloist and clinician, including numerous appearances throughout North America and Europe. Lee has performed with the MahlerFEST Orchestra, numerous regional orchestras and wind bands, the Kansas Brass Quintet, The New Theatre, the Eagley Brass Band (UK), and is a founding member of Twisted Steel and the Fountain City Brass Band. Harrelson spends two weeks each summer on faculty of the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan. As a proponent of brass bands in America, Lee serves on the Board of Directors of the North American Brass Band Association.
Lee Harrelson is a Besson Performing Artist.