Leanna Kirchoff

Kirchoff head 3-2011A 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.  Complete information about her music is available at www.leannakirchoff.com.