Alysia Lee is the Co-Founder, Executive Director and a roster artist of Opus Nine Ensemble, an instrumental and vocal chamber music ensemble based in NYC. In addition to a full concert season, Opus Nine has made music outreach a priority. The Ensemble regularly offers free community concerts and has reached over 2,000 public school students with their educational programming in three seasons.
Prior to the Fellowship, Alysia maintained an active voice studio at the Bloomingdale School of Music (BSM), a community music school in NYC. She has also been on the faculties of Belvoir Terrace Performing Arts and Separk Music School. For three seasons, she was a Music Teaching Artist with the renowned Orchestra of St. Luke's--bringing classical music into classrooms in the Bronx and Manhattan. Always excited to lend her entrepreneurial skill to creating interactive musical experiences to meet students’ needs- Alysia serves on the organizing committees for the annual Music in Charter Schools Festival, a two-day festival for student musicians in Philadelphia and the BSM Voice Festival.
Ms. Lee also has extensive fundraising and nonprofit development experience. As the Assistant Development Director of Harlem Academy--an innovative education model recently awarded the NY Times Nonprofit Excellence Award--Alysia doubled Special Events income through her initiatives. As a member of the Young Audiences New York development team, Alysia doubled attendance and earned revenue at cultivation events. She is often sought after as a fundraising consultant by numerous nonprofits, including the Hetrick-Martin Institute of NYC, for her special events and individual giving campaign success.
Alysia is a versatile performer who is equally at home on the concert and operatic stage. She holds operatic credits with the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, Pocket Opera of New York, Colorado Vocal Arts, Peabody Opera Theater, Baltimore Concert Opera, Piedmont Opera Company, and the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater. An avid recitalist, she was recently presented by An Die Musik and Clear Space Productions.
A Baltimore native, Alysia began her musical training at Carver Center for Arts and Technology. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of North Carolina- School of the Arts (UNCSA). She continued her training, earning a Masters degree in Vocal Performance with a minor in Vocal Pedagogy from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University under the tutelage of Stanley Cornett and Phyllis Bryn-Julson.