Lee University Clarinet Faculty

Amy Humberd, DM
Adjunct Clarinet Professor

Amy Humberd, DM

Adjunct Professor of Clarinet
School of Music | Location: CUR 202
Phone: (423) 614-8521

Dr. Amy Humberd is Adjunct Instructor of Clarinet at Lee University. She has appeared throughout the United States and Europe as a soloist, orchestral musician, and chamber musician. In November of 2017, she presented her Carnegie Hall debut as the second prize winner of the Concert Artists International Virtuoso Competition. 

Humberd is a founding member of the Civitasolis Reed Quintet, a group dedicated to innovative performances and new music. In 2021, Civitasolis was awarded first prize in the wind division of the Coltman Chamber Music Competition. In addition, they presented their Carnegie Hall debut recital in May 2019 as the winners of the FSU ‘Noles in NYC Competition. 

Humberd is a substitute clarinetist with the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra and the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra, and she often performs with the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra and the Ocala Symphony Orchestra. She has presented at the International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFest in 2021, the North American Saxophone Alliance Region 6 Conference in 2021, and the American Single Reed Summit in 2019.

In 2019 she was appointed to the faculty at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, where she teaches privately and performs with the faculty ensembles during the summer. In addition, she has presented clinics, masterclasses, and guest recitals throughout the country.

In 2019 she was appointed to the planning committee for the American Single Reed Summit, where she holds the social media coordinator position. Previously, she volunteered as a coordinator of Classical Revolution – Tallahassee, an organization dedicated to presenting free classical music concerts in community and neighborhood venues.

Humberd received her D.M. in 2020 from Florida State University, where she worked as a graduate assistant while studying with Jonathan Holden and Deborah Bish. Previously, Humberd earned both an M.M. and Performer’s Diploma in Clarinet Performance from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she had the privilege of studying modern and historical clarinet performance with Howard Klug and Eric Hoeprich. She began her studies at Lee University, where she earned a B.M. in Music Education and a B.A. in Psychology while studying with Peter Cain and David Shaffer.

Ensemble Faculty

Sarah Pearson, Artist in Residence.
Symphony Orchestra Conductor

Sarah Pearson, MM

Artist in Residence, Symphony Conductor
School of Music | spearson@leeuniversity.edu

Sarah Pearson currently serves as the Music Director/Conductor and Founder for The Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus of Tennessee, Music Director and Conductor for The Cleveland Pops, Assistant Conductor for Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA),  Cover Conductor for JoAnn Falletta at the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Assistant Conductor for Tabernacle Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Conductor at Lee University School of Music, Adjunct Music Professor at Cleveland State Community College, Chorus Director for Church of the Highlands, and Principal Flute for Tabernacle Symphony Orchestra. Pearson is an active champion for the arts in education, who serves as a teacher, guest lecturer, and adjudicator valuing the impact it holds towards the future generations.

David Holsinger, Professor of Music.
Wind Ensemble Director

David Holsinger, DMA

Professor of Music
School of Music | Location: CUR 4B
Phone: (423) 614-8266

In 1999, following 15 years as music minister, worship leader, and composer in residence to Shady Grove Church in Grand Prairie, Texas, composer and conductor Dr. David Holsinger joined the School of Music faculty at Lee. His duties include teaching instrumental conducting, orchestration, and composition. Holsinger’s compositions have won four national competitions, including a two-time ABA Ostwald Award, the oldest and most prestigious band composition contest in America. He also received Lee’s Excellence in Scholarship Award and was named Lee’s Honorary Alumnus of the Year in 2004.

Clarinet Faculty: Mark Bailey, DME
Mark Bailey, Professor of Music
Symphonic Band Director

Mark Bailey, DME

Professor of Music
School of Music | Location: CUR 4D
Phone: (423) 614-8269

Dr. Mark Bailey, the conductor of the Lee’s Symphonic Band, joined Lee’s faculty in 1989. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in music education, applied conducting, church music, and music theory. Bailey has many years of experience as a minister of music, having worked at various churches as either a part-time or full-time minister of music.

ChoEun Lee, DMA Assistant Professor of Collaborative Piano and Vocal Coaching
ChoEun Lee, Assistant Professor
Chamber Music Director

ChoEun Lee, DMA

Assistant Professor of Collaborative Piano and Vocal Coaching
School of Music | Location: CUR 1B
Phone: (423) 614-8257

Faculty at Lee since 2016, Dr. ChoEun Lee has given numerous performances across the world in major venues including Carnegie Hall, Ozawa Hall (Tanglewood Music Center), and Harris Concert Hall (Aspen Music Festival). She was twice invited to the Tanglewood Music Festival and been named a recipient of the Grace B. Jackson Prize. She has been invited as a repetitor to American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz and most recently, she world-premiered a co-commissioned vocal chamber music for soprano, saxophone, and piano by Lori Laitman in the National Opera Center in New York City.

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