Baltimore native Alysia Lee, Peab '06 (MM), is recognized at the national level for her work to advance access, equity, and minority representation in the arts. And now she has been honored by Johns Hopkins Alumni Association as one of its 2023 Community Champions.
Lee is the inaugural president of the Baltimore Children & Youth Fund, which guides public funds to support a range of nonprofit agencies—from schools and community centers to arts and cultural programs—that help the city's young people thrive. She's founder and artistic director of Sister Cities Girlchoir, offering weekly training in singing and songwriting in Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Camden, New Jersey, with performances at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, and numerous community stages.
An emerging voice as a choral composer, Lee is also the editor of Hal Leonard's Exigence for Young Voices, a choral series uplifting works by composers from various racial and ethnic backgrounds for young choir ensembles.