Lee Clifford

Director of Marketing


Lee Clifford calls Indianapolis his hometown, having left for small stints in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; Bloomington, Indiana; and Rouen, France. He holds degrees in business and international studies from Indiana University and is an endless student of life. Lee has broad industry experience and great passion for the arts. He loves the music made daily at home by his wife (piano) and two sons (piano, clarinet and trombone).

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Our diverse world shapes our music, the artistic language of our contestants. It delights, informs, and inspires us all. It is in this spirit that the American Pianists Association welcomes people of any race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, and gender identity, as well as people with disabilities. We commit to learn from diverse talents, ideas, and voices. We pledge to create an environment for our artists, audiences, community partners, board, and staff that is based on the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. Further, we commit to enacting strategic and annual plans that provide focused, measurable strategies for living out these values every day.