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A native of rural Colorado, Leanna Kirchoff writes vocal and instrumental chamber music, choral music, musicals and opera. Her music has been performed in concerts at Carnegie Hall, NY; the National Opera Association convention, NC; the 9th New London Wind Festival, UK; the Ernest Bloch Festival, OR; the Chamber Music Conference, VT; Stages Theatre Company, MN; and the American Choral Directors Association conference, MO.

Kirchoff’s career has been highlighted with awards for her choral music and staged works. Her chamber opera, The Clever Artifice of Harriet and Margaret won the 2014-2016 National Opera Association chamber opera competition. The opera was performed at the 2016 NOA convention by Indiana Wesleyan University opera department. Clever Artifice has also been performed at the Minnesota Fringe Festival, the University of Colorado, and by Gateway Opera in St. Louis.

Kirchoff received the Sorel Medallion, an international choral composition prize for her choral piece, Meciendo. The award culminated in a performance at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall by New York-based Voices of Ascension. Kirchoff has also held an American Composers Forum Faith Partners Residency, composing choral pieces for Boston area Temple Emanuel Synagogue and Twelfth Baptist Church.

Kirchoff holds a doctorate degree in composition from the University of Colorado. She has been a composition fellow at the John Duffy Institute, the Ernest Bloch Festival, the Rural America New Music Festival, and the Chamber Music Conference and Composers Forum of the East.  She is a faculty member at the University of Denver where she teaches composition seminar and directs the Lamont Composers Concert series.

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Further information about

THE CLEVER ARTIFICE
OF
HARRIET AND MARGARET

www.cleverartifice.com

 

Kirchoff's micro operetta
SCRAPBOOKERS
released on Soprani Compagni's
Portraits of Women in Soprano Duet
November 2016

  available at CD Baby