Kendra Preston Leonard, M.M. '98

Kendra Preston Leonard, M.M. '98Kendra Preston Leonard, M.M. ‘98, is highly active as a musicologist, with published articles and research presentations at such notable conferences as the 2012 and 2013 Society for American Music Conference, 2012 South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference, and the 2011 American Shakespeare Center Blackfriars Conference, to name a few. She was recently appointed to the Membership and Professional Development committee of the American Musicological Society and serves as the Managing Editor of the Journal of Music History Pedagogy. Leonard is the author of The Conservatoire Américain: A History and Shakespeare, Madness, and Music: Scoring Insanity in Cinematic Adaptations and is the editor of Buffy, Ballads, and Bad Guys Who Sing: Music in the Worlds of Joss Whedon.

In 2014 she is expecting the release of her book “Louise Talma: A Life in Composition,” which is currently under contract with Ashgate Publishing.