Madeline Lee is a junior at Mississippi State University, where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree with a concentration in Oboe. Originally from Ocean Springs, Mississippi, she attended St. Martin High School where she studied oboe in her early years with Mrs. Shirley Newby. Madeline is a member of the 228 Woodwind Trio, the MSU Oboe Studio, the MSU Double Reed Ensemble, the Famous Maroon Band, and is Principal Oboe of the Mississippi State Wind Ensemble. Under the direction of her teacher Dr. Jessica Haislip, Madeline has performed as a soloist with the Starkville Symphony Orchestra as the winner of their 2021 Concerto Competition, performed with the Corinth Symphony Orchestra, and been featured as a soloist within the MSU Wind Ensemble. She has performed at the American Bandmasters Association conference, the Mississippi Bandmasters Conference, and many MSU Double Reed Day and Oboe Studio recitals.
Outside of her musical studies, Madeline serves the MSU bands and the music department as a member of Kappa Kappa Psi professional fraternity. She has served in a variety of leadership roles within Kappa Kappa Psi, including President of her chapter at Mississippi State, Vice President of Programs for the Southeast District, and her current role as President of the Southeast District. Additionally, she is an involved member of the Shackouls Honors College, presenting research on composer Ralph Vaughan Williams as part of the Undergraduate Research Symposium and having works published in the Honors College-sponsored Streetcar Literary Journal.
Madeline plans to attend graduate school to pursue a master’s degree and ultimately a doctoral degree in oboe performance. She is grateful for the encouragement, mentorship, and lessons she has experienced during her time at Mississippi State University and would especially like to thank her professors and family for helping her to achieve her musical goals.