Aubrey Leaman holds a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance with honors distinction from the University of South Carolina and is currently a PhD candidate in Music Theory and Cognition at Northwestern University. On the marketing side of things, she has served as the Marketing Manager for internationally-acclaimed chamber group Fifth House Ensemble and has designed and edited promotional videos for the Graduate Christian Fellowship at Northwestern and the Carolina Saxophone Quartet.

Aubrey is currently writing her dissertation, which explores the interactive roles of empathy and agency in Western Classical Music and their effects on musical interpretation. In the past, she has also studied musical enjoyment through the lens of narrative research, including the creation of a narrative mapping strategy for in-time listening to classical music.

For the past four years, Aubrey has also had the pleasure of learning from and working alongside founder Dick Ryan, most recently serving as co-leader of groups designed to transform artists’ lives.

PC: Forestt Strong LaFave Photography