Alysia Lee is a native of Baltimore, where she graduated from the Carver Center for Arts and Technology
and began her vocal studies with soprano Ruth Skresz. She earned a Bachelor of Music degree from
the North Carolina School of the Arts. Ms. Lee received a Master of Music degree in vocal performance
with a minor in vocal pedagogy from the Peabody Conservatory of Music of Johns Hopkins University
under the tutelage of Stanley Cornett. Ms. Lee has earned distinction as the recipient of several
scholarship and grant awards, including the Vittorio Giannini Scholarship, NCSA Career Development
Grant, Chancellor’s Award for Excellence, and a Peabody merit scholarship. Ms. Lee won her
categories in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Competition for two consecutive
years and was a finalist in the Sylvia Green Competition. She has performed in numerous productions
with the Peabody Opera Theater, Baltimore Concert Opera, Piedmont Opera Theater, and the A.J.
Fletcher Opera Theater. Ms. Lee is a faculty member at the Bloomingdale School of Music.
Originally from Chicago, Faith
McCoy made her classical
music debut in December of 1997 when she performed as a guest pianist with the Chicago Symphony
Orchestra. Soon after, in 1998 she appeared as a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Since then she
has performed in concerts, competitions, and on radio stations throughout United States, and has
been the recipient of numerous scholarships and awards. Along with performing for numerous associations
such as The Chicago Arts Club, The Cliff Dwellers, and The Ravinia Music Festival, she has also
participated in master classes with renowned pianists such as Andre Watts, Ian Hominick, and Richard
Goode. In June of 2005, Ms. McCoy completed her studies with Sylvia Wang at Northwestern University
where she received a full scholarship to study piano performance and psychology. In May of 2007,
Ms. McCoy completed her masters degree from Manhattan School of Music under the tutelage of Dr.
Arkady Aronov. Ms. McCoy currently works in development for The Orchestra of St. Luke’s
and teaches throughout New York City. She serves on the faculty of The Bronx Conservatory of Music
and The New York Music Group. Most of all, Ms. McCoy is passionate about helping children to develop
a love for music. Many of her students have come to view her as both an instructor and a mentor,
a role that she warmly invites.