Jamie Leidwinger is a composer currently living in Baltimore, MD. She is pursuing a Master of Music degree in Composition at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, and received a Bachelor of Arts in Music and minor in Political Science from Dickinson College. Her teachers include Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Du Yun, Amy Beth Kirsten, David Smooke, Douglas Buchanan, and Robert Pound. Her works have been read by ensembles including Rêlache, the JACK Quartet, the Amernet Quartet, and the NOVUS trombone quartet.
Jamie attended the inaugural International Music Festival of the Adriatic 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. Jamie has participated in masterclasses with Andrea Clearfield and Christopher Cerrone in addition to ensemble coachings with former JACK Quartet cellist Kevin McFarland.
As part of a Mellon Digital Humanities Grant, Jamie collaborated with Greg Wilder on his Isomer Project at Drexel’s ExCITe Center in summer 2013. Together with Alison Conard Wilder, they explored computational creativity using advanced machine-learning techniques to validate the boundaries of Greg's Isomer software and its capacity for musical analysis, model representation, and algorithmic transformation.
Jamie remains an active singer in the New York metro area and currently studies with Ah Young Hong; past teachers include Lynn Helding, Jonathan Hays, and Alyssa Saunders Molfese. She has performed with the Peabody Singers, the Parish Choir of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in New York City, and will join Atelier Vocal Ferney as a soprano sub during Fete de La Musique in France (June 2017).