Jebat Kee is pursuing a Graduate Performance Diploma in Orchestral Conducting at the Peabody Conservatory, where he has served as Assistant Conductor of the Peabody Opera Theatre. Jebat was recently a semifinalist at the European Union and Makris Conducting Competitions, and was selected as a Britten-Pears Young Artist 2020. Jebat served as Music Director and Conductor of the University of Illinois Philharmonia Orchestra. Additional ensembles conducted include the University of Illinois Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, and Illinois Modern Ensemble. He has also served as Assistant Conductor of the Champaign-Urbana Symphony, Illinois Lyric Theater, and Millikin Opera Theatre. Jebat has collaborated with soloists and composers such as Dmitry Kouzov, Jonathan Keeble, Ann Yeung, Carlos Carrillo and David Kirkland Garner.
An accomplished violist, Jebat has performed with orchestras such as the Malaysian Philharmonic, Charleston Symphony, and New York String Orchestra. Jebat was Principal Viola of KINETIC Ensemble, and a recipient of the Celentano Award for Excellence in Chamber Music. Jebat’s summer festival appearances include Tanglewood, Schleswig-Holstein, Pacific, Spoleto USA, Aspen, Lake George and Caroga Lake. An advocate for the performance of new music, Jebat has performed with ensembles such as Musiqa, Da Camera, and Loop38.
Jebat holds a Master’s in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He also has degrees in Viola Performance from Rice University and the Eastman School of Music. Jebat has taught master classes in conducting, viola, chamber music and orchestra with the East Central Illinois Youth Orchestra, Illinois Chamber Music Academy, Selangor Philharmonic, Bentley Music Academy, and Allegro Music and Arts.