Soprano ASHLEE FOREMAN is a native of Akron, Ohio and received her High School diploma from Cleveland School of the Arts in 2014. She has studied voice with the late Dr. A. Grace Lee Mims of the Cleveland Music Settlement, Amanda Powell of Apollo’s Fire, and Noriko Paukert of Cleveland, Ohio. Ashlee has been a guest soloist at various churches such as Antioch Baptist Church, First Apostolic Faith Church, and Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church. She also joined the Akron Symphony Orchestra in Porgy and Bess (2011), and Titanic: The Musical (2012), and The Cleveland Opera, as her debut of Clara in Porgy and Bess (2019). She also was the guest soloist at the Cleveland NAACP Recognition Dinner (2011). Ashlee has since then been the recipient of the Key Bank Music Scholarship (2014), the Excellence for the Arts Scholarship (2014-2017), her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the Cleveland State University (May 2019), and her Master of Music from the University of Akron (May 2021). Ms. Foreman has also received African American Spiritual performance scholarships named for the late A. Grace Lee Mims, with whom she studied voice. While an undergraduate student, she served as AF’s first Artistic Outreach Intern, singing the role of Princess Pamina in AF’s in-school workshops and performances. She has performed with the Akron Symphony Orchestra and Cleveland Opera. In 2020 she joined AF’s professional chorus, Apollo’s Singers, with whom she has performed in Cleveland and New York City.