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Born in Warsaw, IN, Lee Streby is a classically trained violinist, arts administrator, fundraising professional, and entrepreneur with over two decades in the performing arts. Lee works as a  Senior Grant Writer at IU South Bend, but works remotely from his current residence in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Lee holds a master’s degree in performing arts administration from New York University and has held several different positions at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts in Columbus, GA; the Mark Morris Dance Group, NY; and the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, MD. In 2016, Lee established an independent classical record label, Afinat Records, as a ‘labor of love,’ which has released two internationally acclaimed albums, and a third album (featuring SBLO Artistic Director Emanuel Cristian Caraman) is scheduled for release in summer, 2018. While living in South Bend until 2016, Lee served as president of the board of directors of the South Bend Youth Symphony Orchestras, where he led efforts to establish the organization's first endowment fund, and is a founding board member of  Ultreia, Inc., the 501-c-3 organization at LangLab that currently serves as the fiscal sponsor of the South Bend Lyric Opera. In theater, Lee has appeared as an actor in productions of My Fair Lady, The Secret Garden, Auntie Mame, and others at The Springer Theater, Columbus, GA.  While pursuing his bachelor’s degree in music at Columbus State University, he served as stage manager for the Schwob School of Music’s productions of Mozart’s Cosí fan tutte and Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore. Lee extends gratitude to the SBLO for giving him his stage directing debut in the SBLO’s 2016 production of La bohème and is excited to be back in the creative environment of LangLab to direct his own modern adaptation of Cosí fan tutte. Lee dedicates his work on this production to his dear friend Rami Sadek (LangLab, Ultreia, Inc., and SBLO).



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