Jamie Leidwinger is a composer currently living in Baltimore, MD. She is pursuing a Masters degree in Music Composition at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, and received a Bachelor of Arts in Music with a 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 performers including Jacob Rhodebeck, 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 mezzo-soprano Jennifer Beattie and former JACK Quartet cellist Kevin McFarland.
Jamie remains an active chamber vocalist in the New York metro area. Her teachers include Ah Young Hong Lynn Helding, Jonathan Hays, and Alyssa Saunders Molfese. She has performed with Now Hear This, the Peabody Singers, and the Parish Choir of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in New York City.