Southern Methodist University
Jon D. Lee is an Adjunct Lecturer of Percussion at the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University and is the Director of the Meadows Percussion Ensemble. He is an active performer, educator, clinician, and adjudicator. He is the principal timpanist of the Garland Symphony, Symphony Arlington, and the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestras. He performs regularly with the Dallas Wind Symphony, Plano Symphony Orchestra, East Texas Symphony, Richardson Symphony Orchestra, Lewisville Lake Symphony Orchestra, Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra, The Voices of Change and many others.
At SMU, Lee also teaches a percussion techniques class and is the drumline instructor-arranger for the SMU Mustang Band. In addition to his responsibilities at Meadows, Lee maintains a private studio of fifty percussion students in Plano and surrounding areas. His students have excelled at all levels and have been accepted into the finest music schools in the world, including the Meadows School of the Arts, University of North Texas, New England Conservatory, and the Juilliard School of Music.
Lee has been on the faculty of the University of Texas at Arlington, the Stephen F. Austin Percussion Symposium, Marimba Madness, and the Leigh Howard Stevens Pre-College Marimba Seminar. He is a member of the Percussive Arts Society and the Texas Music Educators Association. Lee holds a B.M. degree from the University of North Texas and an M.M. degree from the Meadows School of the Arts at SMU and has done post-graduate work at the University of North Texas.