Alex Lee is a rising Taiwanese American conductor acclaimed for his excellent stage presence and musical finesse. Lee serves as the Dar Richardson Conducting Fellow of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra, appointed by Music Director Andrew Constantine in 2023. Lee placed 2nd in the 2018 Smoky Mountain International Conducting Competition and was a finalist of the 2012 Tokyo International Conducting Competition. Past engagements include serving as an emerging conductor at the Peninsula Music Festival, as well as experiences working with the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Budapest Symphony Orchestra MÁV, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra and New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra. Equally adept in opera conducting, Lee conducted full productions of Puccini, Handel, and Menotti at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. He received his Bachelor's and Master of Music degrees from the National Taiwan Normal University and Doctoral Degree from the University of North Texas.