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Mr. Lee


Email: david.w.lee@lausd.net

Class Schedule (Fall 2016)

Period 2 - Keyboard (Shop 7)

Period 3 - Keyboard (Shop 7)

Period 4 - Instruments (Room 3)

Period 5 - Percussion (Room 4)

Period 7 - Marching Band (Room 3)

*Mr Lee can be found in Shop 7 during Nutrition, and in Room 3 during Lunch

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About Me

Venice High School’s Band Director, Mr. Lee hails from a small suburban town in South Jersey. Growing up, he played trombone, flute, and piano and was actively playing in top-notch ensembles throughout his high school career, including an award-winning 165 member marching band. A bit aways from his hometown, his musical endeavors have taken him across the globe, but now have landed him in Los Angeles. 

Mr. Lee received a Master of Music degree in Conducting from the University of California, Los Angeles. There, he served as Associate Conductor of the University Chorus, Assistant Conductor of the Symphony Orchestra, Teaching Assistant of the Advanced Conducting Techniques class, and Tour Manager for UCLA Choral Activities. A strong proponent for musical enrichment in the community, he was deeply involved with the UCLA Music Performance and Education Outreach Program.

Trained as a professional opera singer, Mr. Lee has a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from New England Conservatory of Music. Mr. Lee sang with the NEC Chamber Singers and Concert Choir and regularly performed in the Undergraduate Opera Scenes program and Graduate Opera productions. He continues to perform with ensembles, such as the Charles Dickens Carolers at venues throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties.   

Mr. Lee has attended the European American Musical Alliance Conducting Program in Paris, France – a renowned composition-driven program drawing from the pedagogical tradition of Nadia Boulanger. Through this program he was able to make his European conducting debut at the historic La Schola Cantorum de Paris.

Here in Southern California, Mr. Lee has been on the musical staff of the Santa Monica Youth Orchestra – a tuition-free orchestra program for young musicians, where he served as a musical instructor and also ran a weekly after school musical enrichment program as the Musical Artist in Residence at Virginia Avenue Park. 

Prior to being at Venice High School, Mr. Lee was interviewed as one of six finalists for the Band Officer position of the United States Air Force Band. 

Having lead the Mighty Gondolier Marching Band for two years at an after school capacity, Mr. Lee's continues his career at Venice High School as full-time Instrumental Music Teacher. He is very excited to work with the students and looking forward to building a strong and comprehensive music program at Venice High School.

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Master of Music (M.M.) - Conducting



Bachelor of Music (B.M.) - Vocal Performance

Professional Membershps


National Association for Music Education

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California Music Education Association

Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association

Los Angeles Secondary Music Teacher's Association


Conductors Guild