Marian Lee, DMA

Associate Professor

Head of Keyboard Area and Associate Professor of Piano, teaching Applied Piano to majors/minors, aural skills and music appreciation.

Areas of professional interest include piano, pedagogy, collaborative piano, aural skills and music appreciation. Dr. Lee specializes in all areas related to the field including collaborative piano and pedagogy.

Courses Taught

Education and Training

  • Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA), Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Piano Performance
  • MM, BM, The Juilliard School, New York, Piano Performance
  • Post Graduate Certificate, Moscow State Conservatory, Piano Performance


Winner, Artists International Award
Fulbright Scholar, Moscow Conservatory, 1991
IREX grant to support her doctoral research project in St. Petersburg, Russia, 2000


Former President, Delaware Music Teachers Association
Presenter, Delaware Music Teachers State Convention, 2009
Presenter, Iowa Music Teachers State Conference, 2006
Adjudicate: MTNA Eastern Divisional competition, NJMTA (New Jersey), NVMTA (Northern Virginia), and SDMTA (Southern Delaware) solo festivals

More About Dr. Lee

Courses Taught
  • Piano
  • Applied Piano
  • Aural Skills
  • Music Appreciation
  • New York debut in Carnegie Recital Hall (aka Weill Recital Hall) as winner of the 1995 Artist International Award.
  • All-Brahms recital with David Kim, concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra. 
  • Moscow Nights, a first-time collaboration between the Music department and the Russian language department at the University of Delaware.
  • Soloist and Chamber Performer: Italy, France, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Poland, Russia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Estonia, Byelorussia, Thailand, Hong Kong, and major cities throughout the United States.
  • A nationally televised broadcast in Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, Russia.
  • An exclusive recital in the Hermitage Theater at the Winter Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • Special appearance on the Millenium Stage at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC.
  • Numerous appearances in Lincoln Center and Steinway Hall in New York City.


Marian Lee

Galvin Fine Arts Center 108
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803

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