Dr. David A. Klee, Sr. is the Director of Jazz Studies/Music Production & Technology and Professor of Music at Buena Vista University (Iowa). He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Flute Performance and Music Education from Mercer University (Macon, Georgia), the Master of Music Education Degree with an Emphasis in Flute Performance from the University of South Carolina, and the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Flute Performance from the University of Georgia in 1998. His former flute teachers include: Miss Martha Rearick, former principal flutist of the Florida Symphony, Mr. Warren Little, former principal flutist of the Atlanta Symphony, Dr. Constance Lane, former principal flutist of the Columbia Philharmonic Orchestra, and Dr. Ronald Waln, Professor of Flute emeritus at the University of Georgia. During this time Dr. Klee amassed considerable experience performing in symphonies including the Middle Georgia and Macon Symphonies, chamber groups, and as a recitalist across the Southeast US. He worked in several recording studios as a staff musician on flutes, saxes, and electric bass. David also worked as a freelance jazz musician in several jazz groups performing on woodwinds and electric bass. Dr. Klee is currently the principal flutist for both the Fort Dodge Area Symphony Orchestra and the Karl King Band and heads up his own jazz group, “The Jazz Express”, performing original music he has written. He is also a freelance musician and clinician throughout the mid-west.
Many of his former students received full music scholarships from such prestigious schools as Florida State University, University of Georgia, Rice School of Music, Eastman School of Music, Northwestern University, University of Iowa, University Of Wisconsin-Whitewater, UNI, and the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. Several of his former students are currently playing in orchestras’ full time. Dr. Klee has had four of his students go on to receive their doctorate in flute performance.
Please contact MaryAnn McSweeny-Buhr at 515-576-3636 for further information on instrumental music lessons.