Dr. Brent Lee, Associate Professor
Dr. Lee's areas include composition, New Music Workshop and Noiseborder Ensemble
Brent Lee is a Canadian musician, scholar, and educator. He studied at McGill University and later the University of British Columbia, where he completed his doctoral degree in 1999. His compositions range from orchestral music to electroacoustic pieces, and include jazz and incidental music. He has received awards or commissions from CAPAC, SOCAN, the Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, The Gaudeamus Foundation (The Netherlands), and the Bourges International Electroacoustic Music Competition (France). In addition to performances and broadcasts in many countries, several of his works have been commercially recorded.
His compositions and improvisations often explore the relationship between acoustic instruments and digital sound processing; this interest has extended to his work as a performing member of a number of improvising ensembles including Gems, Strictly Plutonic, Modus Vivendi, Electric Improv Lab and his newest creative endeavor, the Noiseborder Ensemble. He served as composer-in-residence with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra (WSO) from 2003 to 2006. He has been an associate composer of the Canadian Music Centre since 1991.
Dr. Lee has been a professor at the University of Windsor since 2002.
Mr. Michael Karloff, Special & Sessional Instructor
Tel: (519) 253-3000 ext. 2780
Michael Karloff graduated from Wayne State University with a Masters Degree in Jazz Music. He has both performed and had original compositions/arrangements premiered at the Michigan Jazz Festival, Detroit Jazz Festival, Jazz on the River Festival in Trenton and Boblo Island Jazz Festival. He has worked in the pit for over 50 musical theatre productions, and has served as a Music Director for over 20 shows with Windsor Light Music Theatre, The Capitol Theatre, Theatre Intrigue, Lewscrew Productions, Korda Productions, Migration Hall, Windsor Feminist Theatre and St. Clair College. Michael currently works on the Faculty at Wayne State University as director of Jazz Combos. He also works in the Department of Music Theatre Performance at St. Clair College as an accompanist, music director, conductor, pit band arranger/orchestrator and teaches courses in Ear Training and Music Theory. Michael continues to work regularly as a freelance jazz pianist and accompanist, comfortable in any genre of music.