Christopher Lee studied music composition at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Baldwin-Wallace College, Indiana University, and Rice University, where he held a doctoral fellowship. He is a winner of the ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Award, the Kuttner String Quartet Competition, and the Lee Goldstein Memorial Prize in Composition from Baldwin-Wallace College.
His music has been performed by the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, the California E.A.R. Unit, Speculum Musicae, the Woodlands Symphony in Houston, the Rice University Shepherd School of Music Symphony Orchestra, the Omaha Chamber Music Society/Analog Arts Ensemble, the Greater Cleveland Flute Society, the 20/21 Ensemble, VOX, the Kuttner and Enso Quartets, the Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony, and the wind ensembles of Baldwin-Wallace College, Ohio University, the University of Alaska and Illinois State University. He has been a featured composer at the MusicX Festival at the University of Cincinnati and the California E.A.R. Unit’s composer seminar at Arcosanti. His electroacoustic music has been featured at the IDEAS Festival of Digital Arts and the LaTex Electroacoustic Music Festival. Skywriting for alto flute has been performed throughout the world by flutist Peter Sheridan, and appears in the anthology New Music for Solo Alto or Solo Bass Flute, published by Southeast Missouri State University.