Leann Conley Holcom, DMA
DMA, Choral Conducting
Assistant Professor of Music
Director of Choral & Vocal Activities
Music Program Director
Building/Room: Fine Arts 115
Dr. Leann Conley-Holcom has served as Director of Choral & Vocal Activities at Seattle University since 2018, Interim Director of Music from 2022-2023, and Music Program Director starting in July 2023.
Prior to her appointment at SU, Dr. Conley-Holcom was Director of Choral Activities at Chabot College and led choirs for the GRAMMY award-winning Pacific Boychoir Academy and the Tacoma Youth Chorus. She presents workshops and masterclasses in schools throughout the region and is in demand as a clinician, adjudicator, presenter, and guest conductor. Recent guest conducting highlights include the Seattle Men's & Women's Choruses and the Shaoxing Philharmonic Children's Chorus in China.
She will make her Carnegie Hall conducting debut with MidAmerica Productions in May 2024, leading a festival choir of singers from across the country in Taylor Scott Davis' Magnificat.
Dr. Conley-Holcom has toured the country and the world as a freelance professional choral singer and soprano soloist with many of the nation’s top ensembles, including the Oregon Bach Festival, Vox Humana, Bach Ensemble Helmuth Rilling, Bach Academy Stuttgart, and True Concord Voices and Orchestra (appearing on their GRAMMY award winning album Far in the Heavens). Solo singing appearances include Mountainside Baroque, the symphonies of Tacoma, Flagstaff and Coeur D'Alene, and her solo debut at Carnegie Hall with the New York City Chamber Orchestra.
Dr. Conley-Holcom is cofounding director of the professional treble ensemble MUSING. She serves on the Board of renowned Seattle-based early music organization Pacific MusicWorks, and is Chair of College and University Repertoire and Resources for the Washington State chapter of the American Choral Directors Association. She is an active member of the National Collegiate Choral Organization, the College Music Society, and the National Association of Teachers of Singing.
Dr. Conley-Holcom holds degrees in voice and conducting from Pacific Lutheran University, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Washington.