Jamie Leidwinger is a composer currently living in Baltimore, MD. She is a graduate of the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, where she received her Masters degree in Music Composition, and Dickinson College, where and received a Bachelor of Arts in Music with a minor in Political Science. Her teachers include Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Du Yun, Amy Beth Kirsten, David Smooke, Douglas Buchanan, and Robert Pound. Jamie has worked with performers including Jacob Rhodebeck, Rêlache, the JACK Quartet, and the Amernet Quartet. She is a co-founder of S E N S E, an interdisciplinary arts series based in Baltimore, MD.
Jamie attended IMFA in Duino, Italy (June 2013) where she studied composition with Brooke Joyce and Stefano Sacher; IRCAM's ManiFeste (June 2014) as an auditor through a graduate course run by the Eastman School of Music; and New Music on the Point (June 2015) where she studied with Jim Mobberley and Kerrith Livengood. She has participated in masterclasses with Andrea Clearfield and Christopher Cerrone in addition to workshops with mezzo-soprano Jennifer Beattie and former JACK Quartet cellist Kevin McFarland.
Jamie remains an active chamber vocalist, having studied with Ah Young Hong, Lynn Helding, Jonathan Hays, and Alyssa Saunders Molfese. Recent performances include: Judah Adashi's Cross-Disciplinary MasterClass series featuring Afro Blue, Blank Space Baltimore, Now Hear This, Atelier Vocal (France), the Peabody Singers, Jacques Boudreau's "Call and Response" series at The Tank (NYC).