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Leanna Kirchoff

Toulmin Grant Award Winner
Composer
Denver, Colorado
Leanna Kirchoff is a Denver-based composer whose catalog of works include opera, choral music, vocal and instrumental chamber music and musicals. She is currently working on a new opera, FRIDAY AFTER FRIDAY, with librettist Rachel J. Peters, focused on female experiences in the Syrian war crisis. Workshops of the work in 2019 will be sponsored by an Opera America Discovery grant.

Her chamber opera, THE CLEVER ARTIFICE OF HARRIET AND MARGARET won the 2014-2016 National Opera Association Chamber Opera Competition. The opera has been performed at the National Opera Association convention, Missouri State University, the Festival of Women in Music (Mississippi University for Women), the Minnesota Fringe Festival, Gateway Opera of St. Louis, and the University of Colorado.

Her mono-opera, TO SEE THAT RED THING FLOW, was premiered in Fall 2017 by baritone Jeffrey Williams at Austin Peay State University (TN) with a preview Halloween performance on Nashville Public Radio’s Live in Studio C.

Indiana-based trio, Soprani Compagni, commissioned and performed
her micro operetta, SCRAPBOOKERS, for their symposium, “Portraits of Women in Contemporary Soprano Duet.” They have also performed the work at the 2017 International Congress of Voice Teachers (Sweden) and at venues in the United States, China, and Korea.

Kirchoff completed a DMA in Composition from the University of Colorado, where she studied composition with Daniel Kellogg and Richard Toensing. She also holds an MA in Composition from the University of Minnesota studying with Dominick Argento and Judith Lang Raiment. Dr. Kirchoff teaches at the University of Denver.

Find out more at www.leannakirchoff.com and also at www.cleverartifice.com.
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