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Lee Whitmore

VP, Education Outreach & Social Entrepreneurship,
Berklee College of Music
Boston, MA, USA
Dr. Lee Whitmore is Berklee’s vice president for education outreach and social entrepreneurship. In this role he leads the college’s preeminent youth development program, Berklee City Music®, which uses popular music to serve nearly 30,000 young people throughout North America and the Caribbean. He is also a management committee member for Amp Up NYC, a partnership formed by the New York City Department of Education, Little Kids Rock and Berklee to bring popular music education to students and educators throughout the city.

Previous to his Berklee appointment Lee spent six years at Avid, a world leader in creative digital media technologies. Over the Avid tenure his work included senior leadership roles in worldwide marketing, education strategy, and also sales and technology in its Sibelius division, the world’s most used music notation platform.

At times earlier in his career Lee has worked at Korg USA; founded and managed Korg’s education division, SoundTree; was Cablevision's vice president for education; and for eight years he served as the Technology Institute for Music Educators' (TI:ME) treasurer. Lee is also an Alfred Publishing author of books and curricula on music technology and education.

Music, education and technology are core to Lee’s personal and professional endeavors. He received a Doctor of Education degree from Columbia University Teachers College, New York, NY, while serving as adjunct faculty member at the school, teaching courses on the effective uses of technology in music education to doctoral and master’s-level students.