Born into a musical family, Alicia Lee grew up in Michigan, where she began playing violin and piano at the age of 5 and eventually switched to clarinet at the age of 12. She maintains a busy freelance career throughout New York City, performing regularly with a variety of groups, including the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Knights, and NOVUS, ACME, and Alarm Will Sound. She has performed at the Lucerne, Spoleto (Italy and US), Yellow Barn, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Marlboro, and Bay Chamber music festivals. She is a founding member of Decoda, a New York City based chamber collective formed by the alumni of the Carnegie Hall Academy, Ensemble ACJW. Ms. Lee was formerly the associate principal and E-flat clarinet player of the Santa Barbara Symphony, a position she held for seven seasons. She also performed as solo bass clarinetist of the Bergen Philharmonic in Norway during the 2013-14 season. She holds a bachelor’s degree in French Language and Literature from Columbia University, and pursued musical studies at The Juilliard School, studying with Charles Neidich and Ayako Oshima as a part of the Columbia-Juilliard exchange program. She earned additional degrees from the University of Southern California and The Colburn School, where she was a student of Yehuda Gilad.