Dr. David A. Klee, Sr. is Professor Emeritus of Music (Buena Vista University) where he retired last spring after twenty years where he served as the Director of Jazz Studies/Recording Technology program.
He received his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Flute Performance from the University of Georgia in 1998. Dr. Klee also completed his Master Certificate in Music Production from Berklee College in 2007.
Dr. Klee was fortunate enough to have studied with some of the finest flutists/flute teachers in the country. His former flute teachers include: Martha Rearick, former principal flutist of the Florida Symphony, 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. Dr. Klee has performed in master classes for Bonita Boyd, Julius Baker, James Pellerite, and Ervon Monroe.
Many of his former flute students have received full music scholarships from such prestigious schools as The Florida State University, The University of Georgia, Rice School of Music, Eastman School of Music, Northwestern University, University of Iowa, University Of Wisconsin-Whitewater, The University of Northern Iowa, The University of Northern Colorado, and the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music among others. Several of his former students are currently playing in orchestras’ full time. Dr. Klee has had several of his former students go on to receive their doctorate in flute performance.
Students in Dr. Klee's music studio typically study flute and stay with him for six to ten years or more. He has even had some follow him to college and study with him there. Most of his students start with him in elementary school and stay with him throughout high school.
In his spare time Dr. Klee runs and manages his own recording/video studio called DAK Productions. He uses the studio to record audio/video for his YouTube channel as well as record flute and bass for client's various recording projects (internet based).