Dr. David Klee

  • Professor of Music
  • Director of Jazz Studies/Music Production & Technology

B.A., Mercer College
M.M.Ed., University of South Carolina
DMA, University of Georgia

Dr. David A. Klee, Sr. is the Director of Music Production & Technology and Professor of Music at Buena Vista University (Iowa). He received the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Flute Performance from the University of Georgia in 1998. His former flute teachers include: Miss Martha Rearick, former principal flutist of the Florida Symphony, Mr. Warren Little, former principal flutist of the Atlanta Symphony, Dr. Constance Lane, former principal flutist of the Columbia Philharmonic Orchestra, and Dr. Ronald Waln, Professor of Flute emeritus at the University of Georgia. During this time Dr. Klee amassed considerable experience performing in symphonies including the Middle Georgia and Macon Symphonies, chamber groups, and as a recitalist across the Southeast US. He worked in several recording studios as a staff musician on flutes, saxes, and electric bass. David also worked as a freelance jazz musician in several jazz groups performing on woodwinds and electric bass. Dr. Klee is currently the principal flutist for both the Fort Dodge Area Symphony Orchestra and the Karl King Concert Band and heads up his own jazz group, “The Jazz Express”, performing original music he has written. He is also a freelance musician and clinician throughout the mid-west.

A versatile musician, Dr. Klee, performing on electric bass and woodwind instruments, has been a full time performing and recording touring musician. He has performed all over the east coast from Florida to Connecticut, and cruise ships. He has backed such national recording acts as RCA recording star Razzy Bailey, The Lettermen, The Ringling Brothers & Barnum Bailey Circus, The Four Tops/Temptations, the band Alabama, the Holiday on Ice & Ice Capades shows, and has worked with members of the Allman Brothers Band, The Charlie Daniels Band, and Chuck Level who has worked with the Rolling Stones/ Allman Brothers Band. He is currently the principal flutist for both the Fort Dodge Symphony and the Karl King Band, where he is also the assistant conductor. Dr. Klee also freelances on electric bass throughout the Midwest with several jazz orchestras. 


Digital Recording, Mixing and Mastering, Film scoring, jazz ensemble, jazz improvisation, Intro to Commercial Arranging, Developing Audio for Video Games, Introduction to Sibelius, Flute and Bass lessons.

David Klee