Faculty Profile

Otto Lee
Lecturer in Music
Director of Jazz Bands

California native, Otto Lee, is a saxophonist, educator, and composer. After completing a bachelor of arts degree in Instrumental Jazz Performance (2010) and a master’s degree in Music Performance (2012) at California State University Fresno, he began his teaching career at the CSU Fresno as well as Fresno Pacific University where was in charge of the big band applied lessons. After spending a brief stint as the director of jazz studies at CSU Fresno, he decided to pursue a DMA in Jazz Studies from University of Colorado, Boulder (2017).

Since returning to home to California, Otto maintained a successful private studio and works as a freelance musician throughout the Central Valley and Bay Area. Currently he is the director of jazz bands at UC Davis and Fresno Pacific University.

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