Upon accepting the position, Alyssa commented “I sincerely believe that cultivating a diverse field of classical musicians, reflecting the diversity of our communities, plays a vital role in our societies to allow people to feel welcome, inspired and valued. I am excited to lead Project STEP as we continue to make an impact, using the arts as a vehicle for social change.”
Alyssa comes to Project STEP with over 15 years of nonprofit experience, including 10 years of executive level experience specifically focusing on community arts programming ranging from positions with community music schools, to arts activist organizations, and professional chamber music ensembles. Throughout her career, Alyssa has advocated for local artists in an effort to promote greater civic engagement and economic development. In between earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Music (applied oboe) from Western Michigan University and a Master’s degree in Arts Administration from Boston University, she served in both AmeriCorps and the Peace Corps.
The community, staff, students, and Board of Directors look forward to the next chapter of Project STEP with Alyssa Lee supporting and directing our efforts.