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Lee-Alison Sibley is an author, vocal artist, teacher, actor and social activist with international experience spanning three decades. Having earned degrees in music from Boston University and The Manhattan School of Music, and a Masters in Education from George Mason University, Lee has sung, taught, lectured and acted all over the world. Having performed everything from folk to opera, to art songs, to Broadway, in a variety of languages, Lee recorded the songs of Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore on her album “The Distant Near”.

Now her memoir about peace in the Middle East, Jordan's Jewish Drama Queen is available for purchase. Lee hopes that people everywhere will share her vision of brotherhood after reading her personal account detailing her 4 years living in the Middle-East {  Read an excerpt and order the book }

New article published in Foreign Services Journal - The Lights - [ 2011 ]
Lee-Alison Sibley’s article on Foreign Services Journal which touches the heart - "In that moment, we were together, watching the lights, feeling love and sadness of being apart"  Read More  
Lee's New Book - Jordan's Jewish Drama Queen available on AMAZON

Lee-Alison Sibley’s memoir, Jordan’s Jewish Drama Queen, takes the reader on a journey into the very soul of Arab life in Amman, Jordan. In the best tradition of storytelling, Sibley, a talented soprano who has entertained internationally, leads us into the heart of her adventure as she and her family leave the comfort and security of suburban Virginia to forge new lives abroad. In 1997, with her teenage son in an international school and her husband at the American Embassy, Sibley becomes the head of the Performing Arts Department of an elite Jordanian school. At first hiding her Jewish identity, she finally reveals her true heritage and faces some unexpected and dramatic reactions. From faculty relationships to the tragic loss of a beloved student, the reader is immediately pulled into this fascinating memoir. Peace, according to the author, is found within one’s heart and soul. For readers of this exceptionally touching personal history, peace is coupled with acceptance and love. Buy the book from  
BLACK HISTORY / Plus d’un siècle de lutte pour les mêmes droits - [ 23 Feb 2008 ] - Media Reviews

Emouvante, saisissante mais très intéressante. La performance de la comédienne et soprano Lee-Alison Sibley, hier au CCA Antanimena, a été très bien accueillie par l’assistance qui est restée ébahie devant les informations relatées en chansons et en images par la chanteuse. En arrivant, on s’attendait évidemment à de la musique. Avec sa guitare, l’artiste a tantôt interprété des morceaux relatifs aux événements racontés, tantôt commenté les images qui défilaient sur le grand écran. L’histoire...  Read More 
Madagascar, 15 December 2007 , Performances/Play

Excerpt from La Gazette, Saturday, 15 December 2007 Antananarivo, Madagascar: "George and Lee-Alison have brought to life with their talent this piece rich with rebounding action...and showed a harmony and understanding between them which enchanted the public."
Madagascar, April 2007, Lee-Alison sees life at 100% - Media Reviews

Lee-Alison Sibley puts her talents to the service of diplomacy " I sing to represent my government… and I represent the culture of the United States at the same time… I thus support the career of my husband… And I think that it is very helpful for his work that I sing in public to represent the American culture."

"I chose opera not because I did not like other music, but because of my voice." When she started to learn vocal techniques, her professors told her: "Behold, here is a voice for the opera". This is why she was directed towards this choice. "But, I sing the folk music of the United States as well, and the songs of theatre-- Broadway. It is my mother who taught me how to sing when I was a child… Although she was not a professional singer, she always encouraged me in what I chose" she affirms.  Read More 
Madagascar, March 2007, International Women's Month - Performances

Following her successful performance at the American Ambassador's residence, Lee-Alison represented the United States in Mahajanga for American Week, giving three performances, including renditions of American folk music and Broadway songs in front of more than a thousand Malagasy residents of Mahajanga.

On Friday, March 16, Lee-Alison gave a speech about social and political activism at the American Center in Antananarivo in honor of International Women's Month. The presentation was meant to empower women in Madagascar to effect social change and will be followed by the development of an umbrella organization for women's groups in the country.
Madagascar, February 2007, Black History Month - Lecture and Concert

Singing to the rhythm of African American culture, under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State and Ambassador James McGee, Lee-Alison Sibley performed a lecture/concert for Black History Month in Antananarivo, Madagascar. She sang songs of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and Spirituals, celebrating the African American Culture.
Madison Square Garden, New York, July 2 2005 / Duet Performance

Ms. Lee Alison Sibley--celebrated musician of New York who has been a resident of Kolkata, India for three years and has enthralled the Kolkata public with Rabindra Sangeet as a "Bideshini" returned to New York City on July 2, 2005 and performed at North American Bengali Conference with Odissi danceuse Sanchita Bhattacharya under supervised guidance of Pandit Tarun Bhattacharjee.
Le Moyne College, April 9 2004 / Center for Peace and Global Studies Past Events

Le Moyne College’s Center for Peace and Global Studies presented a lecture titled "Peace Initiatives Through Different Prisms" by Lee-Alison Sibley on Monday, April 19, at 7 p.m. in the Curtin Special Events Room (located in the Campus Center). Sibley, an actress, singer, educator and author, spoke on her work as an activist from the perspectives of daughter, wife, mother and teacher. She has lived and performed around the world. She has been a guest lecturer at Jadavpur University, Calcutta University and Dhaka University in South Asia; served as head of performing arts at the Amman Baccalaureate School in Jordan and performed in productions throughout the U.S. and abroad.  Read More 
The Jerusalem Report, Jul 30, 2001 / Jordan's Jewish Drama Queen

Lee-Alison Sibley is a drama queen. The door of her office at high school where she headed the performing arts department for the last four years proclaims it to be so. Her students adore her. When Sibley, a native New Yorker, came to Amman, Jordan with her husband George, assigned to the American Embassy as regional environmental officer, she had "no idea" that she would be teaching at the Amman Baccalaureate School, the most prestigious almost all-Arab school in the kingdom. "But looking back, I feel I was meant to be there", she told the Jerusalem Report.  Read More 
The Star, Jan 20, 2000 / Memory of Martin Luther King Jr

Singing to the Civil Rights Movement
"I have a dream", with these words the late US Civil Rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. captured the hearts and the minds of African Americans around the United States. In his memory, the American Center in Amman hosted, 17th January, a special concert by the American guitarist Lee-Alison Sibley. The concert was held on the 71st anniversary of the civil rights leader who was born on 15th January, 1929. Sibley, who is also an accomplished soprano, began the concert with six folk songs from the '60s that focussed on the civil rights movement in the US. Sibley's operatic voice dominated the auditorium.  Read More 
The Week, Nov 16, 2003 / A Yankee Sangeet

She is a classic case of beauty with brains. Lee-Alison Sibley, is a culinary expert, trekking instructor, calligraphy specialist and accomplished guitarist. She will be singing Tagore songs in Chennai during the first week of December. The occasion is 'The Other Festival' organised at The Park's on December 4.  Read More