Thomas Oboe Lee was born in China in 1945. He lived in São Paulo, Brazil, for six years before coming to the United States in 1966. After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh with BA in music, he went on to study music composition with William Thomas McKinley, George Russell and Gunther Schuller at the New England Conservatory (1972-76); with Betsy Jolas at Tanglewood (1976) and Earl Kim at Harvard University (1977-81). He has received many awards for his music; among them the Rome Prize, two Guggenheim Fellowships, two NEA Composers Fellowships, and the Charles Ives Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He has been a member of the music faculty at Boston College since 1990.
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