Department of Music

Vincent Cee

Vincent Cee
Assistant Professor of Music Education

Office: Fine Arts 211

Vincent Cee teaches undergraduate courses in music education, jazz, music technology and the core curriculum. He holds music education degrees from the University of Alaska Fairbanks (B.M.), Arizona State University (M.M.) and the University of Massachusetts Amherst (Ph.D.).

Prior to doctoral studies, Vincent taught general music, elementary orchestra and high school orchestra in Mesa, Arizona. In addition to teaching, he served as a clinician, adjudicator, presenter and guest conductor for various community and statewide musical events. Since moving to Alaska, Vincent regularly guest conducts honor ensembles, adjudicates at the region and state level, and conducts the Fairbanks Youth Orchestras String Orchestra. Strongly committed to outreach, Vincent offers numerous clinics and sessions in Alaska public schools every year.

While working as a graduate teaching assistant, Vincent taught arts and music courses in the University of Massachusetts Amherst General Education curriculum. Additionally, he designed and developed online platforms for web-based arts courses. Vincent received a University of Massachusetts Amherst Distinguished Teaching Award in 2008.

Vincent’s research interests range from examining musical activity within institutions to issues in policy, curriculum and philosophy. Vincent’s research since his return to UAF has been accepted for presentation in the following forums:

International Society for Improvised Music (ISIM)
The National Association for Music Education (NAfME)
American String Teachers Association (ASTA)
Alaska Music Educators Association (AMEA)

Additionally Vincent contributes to American String Teacher and the Music Educator’s Journal. His work has been published in the MIT Press publication, The Leonardo Music Journal. In addition to research and teaching, Vincent maintains an active performance schedule with the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra, The Arctic Chamber Orchestra and The Juneau Symphony. He continues to teach at the UAF Summer Music Academy, The Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, and begins work this summer with the Fairbanks Suzuki Institute.

Vincent joined the faculty of the UAF Alaska Summer Research Academy (ASRA) in the College of Natural Sciences and Math in 2009. He continues to co-teach the Sounds of Science module, which includes circuit bending, basic electronics, physics, acoustics and fun-based inquiry into how the world works through the phenomenon of sound. Students involved in the ASRA Sounds of Science create their own compositions featuring circuit bent instruments and other sound collections using the KORG KP3 Kaoss Pad Dynamic Effect/Sampler and numerous other innovations in music and recording technology. As a former Academic Decathlon Coach (Mesa, AZ) Vincent still finds himself reading and learning as much as possible in his spare time. He enjoys winter and summer biking on his Specialized 29er and can be found making his way up Ester Dome road as often as possible.