Composer, conductor, educator, and advocate Lee Hartman has the good fortune to talk about and make music with audiences and fellow musicians of all ability levels. Hartman is the Artistic Director of the Mid America Freedom Band, performs with NorthWinds Symphonic Band, and in the Manager of Events and Artist Engagement at the Harriman-Jewell Series, Kansas City's premier performing arts presenter.

He holds degrees from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (DMA, MM) and the University of Delaware (BM). At UD, he received a Dean’s Scholar position enabling him to pursue an individually designed academic program combining music education and composition. He served for three years as the Assistant Director to Musica Nova at UMKC, the conservatory's new music ensemble . He previously taught full time at the University of Central Missouri and was the recipient of an 2016–17 Excellence in Teaching Award from the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. In 2018 he served as artistic director for the Gay Games X in Paris, France and, with MAFB, hosted the Annual Conference of the Lesbian and Gay Band Association in Kansas City.

Most recently his compositions have been performed by the International Double Reed Society, New Music Delaware, UCM Wind Ensemble, William Jewell Symphonic Band, Charlotte Pride Band, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, UCM Flute Ensemble, Midwest Chamber Ensemble, Minnesota Freedom Band, oboist Sheri Mattson, tenor Jake Sentgeorge, and mezzo-soprano Megan Ihnen.

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Hartman: Etudes for Solo Vibraphone
Hartman: Habanera ritmico
Hartman: HyperMazurka
Hartman: Concerto for Vibraphone
Hartman: Barbaresque

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