Leah Sproul Pulatie is a composer, songwriter and performer. Her work strives to bridge the gap between popular and concert music to create music that is at once complex and accessible. The Kansas City Star recently described her music as able to “carry itself with confidence and to spark a sense that concert music might have a future after all.”
Leah has studied with composers Edward Knight, Steve Rouse, Krzystof Wolek, James Mobberley, and recent Pulitzer Prize recipient Zhou Long. In 2008 she was awarded the Moritz von Bomhard fellowship for vocal composition at the University of Louisville. In 2010 her work Three Love Songs was performed at the Ninth Annual Festival of Women Composers at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Also, in 2010 she performed with the band Bridge 19 at Lilith Fair Indianapolis. In April 2011 her work To Catch a Beast, a 15-minute operatic song for orchestra and soprano, was read by soprano Jessica Diana Salley and the Kansas City Symphony. Also, in 2011, she was recognized by the Curators of the University of Missouri for advancing Missouri’s culture.
Leah holds a BM from Oklahoma City University, an MM from the University of Louisville, and is a candidate for the DMA in composition at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory. She is currently an audio engineer at UMKC Conservatory and on the theory and composition faculty at Avila University.