South Philly Review features Alysia Lee and Sister Cities Girlchoir

Young female choirs draw vocalists from the Mid-Atlantic region

The Sister Cities Girlchoir, which includes some South Philly singers, was recently recognized by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

“Our goal here is to empower girls to recognize their own leadership abilities and ability to transform the world,” Lee said. “At Sister Cities Girlchoir, we believe in the power of young women to be transformative in our world.


Kennedy Center Announces 2019-2020 Citizen Artist Fellows


The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announces the 2019-2020 cohort of Citizen Artist Fellows, a curated group of artists who use their artistic practice to create positive social impact. Now in its fourth year, the Citizen Artists Fellow program recognizes a 2019-2020 class of eight change-makers representing every region of the country. Through a year-long engagement with the Center, Citizen Artist Fellows receive a national platform to advance their work, performance and career development opportunities, and mentorship from Kennedy Center leadership.

Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellows are chosen through a competitive nomination process and represent the artistic, geographic, and cultural diversity of America. The 2019-2020 Fellows:

  • Alysia Lee, singer, arts education advocate, and founder and artistic director of Sister Cities Girlchoir, working to empower girls through comprehensive choral training.

NYFA Current features an Interview with Alysia Lee

NYFA talks to Alysia Lee, Founding Executive Director of Sister Cities Girlchoir

Sister Cities Girlchoir (SCG) is a choral training academy that empowers girls to invest in themselves and their communities. Under the direction of Executive Director Alysia Lee, the program uses music as a tool for transformation. Before becoming its own nonprofit at the federal level, SCG was a NYFA fiscally sponsored project. In celebration of Women’s History Month, NYFA’s Madeleine Cutrona talks to Alysia about the amazing work of SCG and the critical role that women and girls play in the arts and communities.

Lee featured by NBC 10's Val Sikahema

Lee featured by NBC 10's Val Sikahema

NBC 10's Val Sikahema interviewed Alysia today alongside New Century Trust's Board Vice President about upcoming Women's History Month program at the New Century Guild building. 

Lee and a team of conductors from Sister Cities Girlchoir will lead two girlchoir ensembles in a performance at the historic building in March 2016. 


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Alysia is headed to SphinxCon 2016!

With generous support from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the Victoria Foundation, Alysia is excited to attend  SphinxCon 2016: Ignite to Action. Music industry leaders will present ideas, tools, and inspiration to spark conversation and action focused on diversity in the arts. Alysia looks forward to being a part of this remarkable weekend full of inspiration and positive change!