Lawrence Gee

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Lawrence Gee, right, with Baritone Paul Otterstrom, courtesy Deseret News/Jonathan Gracey

Lawrence Frank Gee has a rich career in music. In addition to being a music teacher since June 1990, he has been a pianist for as long. He has taught voice to vocalist George Dyer and former director of Utah Lyric Opera Christopher Holmes and other accomplished students. He has also been a vocal coach and accompanist at regional opera companies, such as Lake George Opera, Mobile Opera, Augusta Opera, Louisville Opera, and Opera Theatre of Philadelphia. He was assistant conductor with New York City Opera for a season (until a strike by the orchestra stopped the second season).

He was an official accompanist for Stradivarius International Violin competitions in the Salt Lake area, music director with the Studio Artist Program, assistant professor of piano at the University of Utah School of Music, piano area director at Snow College, guest pianist for the Highway 89 series, and has played for performances, both as a soloist and accompanist, at the Assembly Hall on Temple Square numerous times.

Gee holds both a Master of Music with Distinction in piano performance and a Bachelor of Music with High Distinction in piano accompanying from Indiana University Bloomington.

Gee is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.