Leah Kennedy is a composer, activist, and singer from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, where she studied composition under Dr. Marvin Lamb and received her Bachelors of Music in Composition, along with minors in Human Relations and Social Justice. She studied at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program.
The underlying philosophy behind Leah's art is a passion for making music that comments on social issues, and her activism often intersects with her art. Her social justice involvement includes labor rights, LGBTQ+ advocacy, anti-human trafficking, and women's rights. Whether it's on a conference stage or in a concert hall, she aims to raise awareness for issues affecting marginalized communities. At present, she lives in the Bay Area, where she advocates for the representation of women in the arts.
Leah's compositions include a wide range of instrumentation and styles, from full orchestra works to small chamber pieces, from string quartets and woodwind quintets to percussion pieces and song cycles. She has received commissions for arrangements and original compositions for many projects, although her primary focus is songwriting.
For information on commissions and collaborative projects, please visit the contact page.