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Leah Kang D.M.A, is a musician of diverse interests who received degrees in biology and public health at University of California, Los Angeles prior to pursuing professional studies in music. She has been featured as a soloist with the Antelope Valley Symphony Orchestra, Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra, and the Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic Orchestra, and has been awarded prizes in the International Siegfried Weishaupt Piano Competition and the American Prize Competition for Piano Performance (professional division). Her performances have been broadcast on SWR2 of Germany and WFMT in Chicago.

A dedicated teacher, Leah has served on the music faculties of Antelope Valley College and Citrus College, as Associate Instructor of music theory at Indiana
University Bloomington, and piano instructor for the School of Music and Continuing Studies Division at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


As a two-time recipient of the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) research fellowship, Leah spent her dissertation years as a visiting scholar at the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn. Her research explored arrangements of Beethoven’s works as created by his close contemporaries. She performed a lecture recital
premiering rare chamber music arrangements of Beethoven's overtures in the US and has presented aspects of her research at international conferences such as “Beethoven-Perspektiven” (Beethoven-Haus, Bonn, Germany), "Beethoven 2020: Analytical and Performative Perspectives" (Dutch-Flemish Society for
Music Theory, Amsterdam, Netherlands), and the World Piano Conference (Novi Sad, Serbia). Current interests involving pioneering French women composers
from the early twentieth century have been supported in part by the Illinois Arts Council Agency and the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.


Leah earned her Master of Music and Diploma in Piano Performance from Indiana University Bloomington and her Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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