Jebat Kee

Jebat Kee is Principal Conductor of the University of Illinois Philharmonia Orchestra and Assistant Conductor of the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra. He has conducted the University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra, String Orchestra of Brooklyn, Ossia New Music Ensemble, Empire Film Music Ensemble, and Campanile Orchestra.

As a violist, Jebat has performed with ensembles such as the Malaysian Philharmonic, Charleston Symphony, Sinfonia da Camera, Mercury, and KINETIC. An avid chamber musician, Jebat has collaborated with artists such as Jon Kimura Parker, Mikhail Kopelman, and Kathleen Winkler. Summer festival appearances include Tanglewood, Schleswig-Holstein, Pacific, Spoleto, and Aspen.

Jebat is pursuing a Master’s in Orchestral Conducting at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, studying with Donald Schleicher. Previous teachers include Larry Rachleff and Brad Lubman. Jebat completed a Master’s at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University and a Bachelor’s from the Eastman School of Music, both in Viola Performance. His viola teachers include James Dunham and Carol Rodland.