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Mr. Lee Erickson

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Associate Director

Chorus
 
Background

Employment History

  • Chorus Director
    Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
  • Organist
    The American Guild of Organists
  • Dean
    The American Guild of Organists
  • Dean of the Milwaukee Chapter
    The American Guild of Organists
  • Music Director
    St. Anthony’s church
  • Music Director
    St. Anthony

Education

  • Masters of Music degree
    Wisconsin Conservatory of Music
  • Bachelor of Arts degree
    University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee , School of Fine Arts
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Web References
AGO - Milwaukee - Local Faculty
www.agomilwaukee.org, 31 Mar 2014 [cached]
Lee Erickson
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Lee Erickson
A gifted and accomplished organist, Lee Erickson is most widely-known nationally as the director of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Chorus. Holder of the Margaret Hawkins Chorus Director Chair, Mr. Erickson’s passion for choral music shines through every performance by the MSO Chorus. He was appointed associate director of the Chorus in 1978, and assumed the position of director in 1994. He has served on the Choral Panel of the National Endowment of the Arts, is a Past-Dean of the Milwaukee Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and is Music Director at St. Anthony’s church in Milwaukee. In 2008 he was honored by the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music for his musical contribution to eh Milwaukee Community. In 2008 he was named as one of the 2007 Artists of the Year by the City of Milwaukee Arts Board.
Ensembles then work closely with ...
www.mso.org, 25 July 2013 [cached]
Ensembles then work closely with MSO Chorus Director Lee Erickson to prepare the piece before rehearsing with the MSO.
Known for his tireless pursuit of excellence, Lee Erickson was appointed associate director of the Chorus in 1978, and assumed the position of director in 1994. He has served on the Choral Panel of the National Endowment for the Arts, is a past Dean of the American Guild of Organists, and is Music Director at St. Anthony's Church in Milwaukee. In January 2008, Mr. Erickson was honored by the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music for his musical contribution to the greater Milwaukee community. In March 2008, he was named as one of the 2007 Artists of the Year by the City of Milwaukee Arts Board.
The final program showcases the MSO ...
www.mso.org, 17 July 2013 [cached]
The final program showcases the MSO Chorus, led by Lee Erickson, director, in three contrasting works.
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Milwaukee Symphony Chorus, Lee Erickson, director
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Milwaukee Symphony Chorus, directed by Lee Erickson, has become one of the finest symphony choruses in the country.
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Under Lee Erickson's dynamic leadership, the Chorus performs with the MSO throughout each season and also performs regularly at Ravinia with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
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Known for his tireless pursuit of excellence, Lee Erickson was appointed associate director of the Chorus in 1978, and assumed the position of director in 1994. He has served on the Choral Panel of the National Endowment for the Arts, is a past Dean of the American Guild of Organists, and is Music Director at St. Anthony's Church in Milwaukee. In January 2008, Mr. Erickson was honored by the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music for his musical contribution to the greater Milwaukee community. In March 2008, he was named as one of the 2007 Artists of the Year by the City of Milwaukee Arts Board.
Lee Erickson Honored | ...
garywoodtrial.wildapricot.org, 1 Jan 2009 [cached]
Lee Erickson Honored | HERE AGO - Milwaukee - Lee Erickson Honored American Guild of Organists
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Lee Erickson Honored
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Lee Erickson Honored
Chapter member, Past Dean, and Executive Board Member Lee Erickson has been presented the
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A graduate of South Milwaukee High School, Erickson attended UWM where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. After graduation, he taught vocal music at Washington Junior High School in Kenosha for a year, and then took the position of organist and choir director at St. Anthony’s Church in Milwaukee where 32 years later he remains their music director. He also earned a Master of Music degree from the Wisconsin College Conservatory of Music, where Margaret Hawkins was his principal instructor. During his graduate studies, he sang in the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Chorus and served as Hawkins’ assistant/associate conductor. In the early 1980s, he was also the chorus director at Alverno College for two years.
Erickson has also served on the Choral Panel of the National Endowment for the Arts, and is a past dean of the Milwaukee Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. He has been playing organ in church since the seventh grade, and he loves to design and do tonal work on pipe organs. In recognition of his musical contribution to the greater Milwaukee community, the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music honored him in January 2008. He was also named by the City of Milwaukee Arts Board as one of the 2007 Artists of the Year.
Lee received a well-deserved ovation at the presentation on June 15, 2011 and responded with a gracious acceptance. The Chapter extends heartfelt congratulations to Lee.
The performances open with ...
www.mso.org, 29 Aug 2013 [cached]
The performances open with Stravinsky's Violin Concerto in D major featuring violinist Augustin Hadelich, followed by Ravel's Daphnis et Chloé with the Milwaukee Symphony Chorus directed by Lee Erickson.
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Milwaukee Symphony Chorus, directed by Lee Erickson, has become one of the finest symphony choruses in the country.
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Under Lee Erickson's dynamic leadership, the Chorus performs with the MSO throughout each season and also performs regularly at Ravinia with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
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Lee Erickson, holder of the Margaret Hawkins Chorus Director Chair, has a passion for choral music which shines through every MSO Chorus performance. Known for his tireless pursuit of excellence, the standards he sets for tone, precision, diction, and artistry of the ensemble have garnered respect among the conductors, soloists, and composers who have worked with the Chorus. Mr. Erickson was appointed associate director of the Chorus in 1978 and assumed the position of director in 1994 (after founder Margaret Hawkins's death in 1993).
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In 2008, Mr. Erickson was honored by the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music for his musical contribution to the greater Milwaukee community, and he was named as one of the 2007 Artists of the Year by the City of Milwaukee Arts Board.  In 2011, Mr. Erickson received the 2011 Distinguished Citizen - Professional in Arts Award from the Civic Music Association of Milwaukee.
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Milwaukee Symphony Chorus, Lee Erickson, director
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