Lee Egbert (Murray State, 1963, BME; Illinois, 1965, MME; Kentucky, 1974, DMA) has served at Colorado State University since 1987 as Director of Choral Activities. He conducted University and Chamber Singers, taught undergraduate and graduate Choral Conducting and Literature. There he also served as Musical Director of the Renaissance Madrigal Dinner, Men’s/Women’s Choir Festivals, and co-host of All-State Choir. His university and civic choirs toured at home, in addition to 21 performing tours in the UK, and throughout Western, Central, and Eastern Europe. While at Colorado State his choirs performed frequently at both the Colorado CMEA convention and All-State Choir.
He conducted the Arvada Center Chorale for 10 years, and currently is in his seventh year as Musical Director/Conductor/founder of Denver’s (Arvada) Alpine Chorale. Joint and shared performances with the Denver Chamber Orchestra, Denver Symphony, Littleton Symphony, National Repertory Orchestra, Boulder Brass and Aries Quintet, Alpine Chamber Players and Colorado State University Singers, Colorado Chorale, Columbine Chorale, area high schools, and others indicate wide participation of choral performance in metropolitan Denver. Egbert has served frequently as guest conductor and adjudicator in more than 25 states, South America, and conducts regularly in Carnegie Hall’s Mid-America series. He has devoted some 25 years as director of church music in Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee, and Colorado. His publishing activities include survey and critical articles, several choral arrangements, and critical performing editions of the motets of Jacob Handl.
He conducted/co-produced the CDs: Christmas at CSU, Vol. IV (1989), Fanfares and Carols (1995), An Alpine Christmas (1998), and Alpine Collection (2003). He is member of professional choral organizations including American Choral Directors, Music Educators National Conference, and Chorus America.