MSU music faculty Dr. Ilse-Mari Lee preformed her original composition Yellowstone Suite as part of the President’s Fine Art Series. Her composition has been recorded on DVD, and accompanies a beautiful Yellowstone photo montage which captures Yellowstone’s beauty and diversity. Lee was a 2007 recipient of a University of the Yellowstone Award, sponsored by the Thermal Biology Institute and the Big Sky Institute.
Award recipients received one time $5,000 awards to produce music, art, written and electronic media related to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The University of the Yellowstone Initiative is intended to sponsor interest in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem by exploring Yellowstone through the arts, history, public policy and political science.