Gram Lee – leeiv@umich.edu

 

Gram Lee is a performer and educator in the Austin, Texas area who received his Master’s in trombone performance at Yale University.  He hails from Houston, Texas where he was a three time all state trombonist and drum major of Mayde Creek High School in Katy ISD. He then attended the University of Michigan to receive a double major in Music Education and Trombone Performance with High Honors and studied under Professor David Jackson. During his undergraduate studies he was a finalist for the Eastern Trombone Workshop solo competition and the winner of the Wright State brass solo competition. He also performed with many orchestras and summer festivals such as Brevard Music Festival and the local Texas Music Festival (hosted in Houston), the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra and the Adrian Symphony Orchestra.

During his time at Yale, Gram taught the undergraduate trombone students, was a teaching fellow for New Haven public schools, worked as a facility’s operations manager, a finalist for the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, a finalist for the New World Symphony Orchestra in Miami, Florida, and won the 2nd trombone job of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra in Maine.

He currently lives in Austin, TX and is a substitute trombone player for the San Antonio Symphony, Round Rock Symphony, Mid-Texas Symphony and the Mobile Symphony in Alabama. He is cultivating a special low brass studio that seeks to showcase high quality musicianship above all else.

Gram has a fascination with how instruments are made and how different materials aid in our sound concepts. He was hired by Edwards Instrument company to be the Central Texas representative for Edwards House Texas and very much enjoys fitting people to custom trombones.

In his spare time he very much enjoys spending time with his loving English Cream Golden Retriever (Finley), and outdoor activities with his close friends.

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