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A four-part Professional Development Series sponsored by the FMEA Professional Development Committee

The Professional Development Committee is hosting a 4-part mini-series designed to lay the foundation for more inclusive music classrooms in Florida schools.   As part of this series, participants will explore the elements of diversity, equity, inclusion, and access as a way to encourage intentionality towards meeting the goal of music education for ALL students.   Each of the 4 sessions will be 60 minutes long and include opportunities for interactivity. 

Session 1: February 22, 2021 7:00-8:00 PM

Session 2: March 30, 2021 7:00-8:00 PM

Session 3: April 19, 2021 7:00-8:00 PM

Session 4: May 17, 2021 7:00-8:00 PM


Thank you to everyone who joined us for this series. Recordings are available to all FMEA members from our Webinar Archive Page.


Alysia Lee

Lee’s full circle role as an artist, arts educator, teaching artist and arts advocate, gives her a broad perspective of the arts ecosystem. Alysia received national recognition for advancing access, equity, visibility, representation, and power-sharing between artists, organizations, and communities. Key to her methods are empowerment, partnership construction, and intersectional approaches to community exchange while centering anti-racism, creativity, and social justice.

She is the Founder and Artistic Director of Sister Cities Girlchoir (SCG), the El Sistema-inspired, girl empowerment, choral academy in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New Jersey. SCG has performed for audiences at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, The Smithsonian Institute, The Kimmel Center, Citizens Bank Park, National Constitution Center, The Barnes Foundation, New Jersey Performing Arts Center and throughout their local communities. The girls cherish their recent performances with The Philadelphia Orchestra under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Vijay Gupta, Opera Philadelphia, Westminster Choir College, and a host of community artists.

Alysia Lee is the education program supervisor for Fine Arts education for the Maryland State Department of Education where she shares her vision of statewide equity and excellence across five arts disciplines: music, dance, visual arts, theatre, and media arts. She is a proud member of the State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education (SEADAE).

Alysia is a composer and her piece Say Her Name is published by Hal Leonard.

Lee is a faculty member of Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. Additionally, she is a Board member of Chorus America.

Recent recognitions include awards from The Kennedy Center, The Knight Foundation, National Association of University Women, Stockton Bartol Foundation, and Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.

Recent speaking/facilitation engagements include the U.S. Department of Education, The Kennedy Center, Americans for the Arts, Arts Education Partnership, Chorus America, Maryland Citizens for the Arts, Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University, TEDX, Temple University, Towson University, Mendelssohn Chorus of Philadelphia, and Baltimore Choral Arts.

A Baltimore native, Lee is an alumna of Maryland public schools. She earned her graduate degree from Peabody Conservatory. In 2011, Lee was selected from an international pool of applicants to the third cohort of the Sistema Fellowship at New England Conservatory in partnership with TED. Alysia also completed Executive Education programs at Harvard University and La Salle University.

Recordings of past webinars can be found on our Webinar Archive Page


Alysia Lee, 2019-2020 Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellow