John Leavitt

John Leavitt is a composer, conductor, teacher, and church musician, whose music continues to captivate listeners and musicians of all ages. He received his undergraduate degree in music education from Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas, a master’s degree piano & composition from Wichita State University, and the Doctorate of Musical Arts in conducting from The Conservatory of Music at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Dr. Leavitt is a lifetime member of the American Choral Directors Association and is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, from which he has received annual recognition for his achievements in composition. Dr. Leavitt was the recipient of the W.A. Young Award for teaching excellence, in recognition of his tenure at Friends University in the fields of music theory, choral, and church music. Currently, he serves on the faculty of MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, KS as professor of music and director of choirs. He has also served on the faculties of Newman University in Wichita, KS; Concordia College, Edmonton, Alberta; and Concordia University, River Forest, Illinois. While in Wichita, Kansas he held the post of music director at Immanuel Lutheran Church. He also conducted the community choral program, The Master Arts Chorale and Youth Chorale, during their twelve-year tenure. In March of 2003, he received the Kansas Artist Fellowship Award from the Kansas Arts Commission for his contribution to music composition. In 2010, Dr. Leavitt was the recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Art’s "American Masterpieces," to write a new choral work in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the State of Kansas. His music has been performed in 30 countries across the globe and his recordings have been featured nationally on many public radio stations. An extraordinary composer, performer, and clinician for church and school music literature, Leavitt continues to teach, lecture, and guest conduct numerous workshops, festivals, and symposia. He continues to serve as a regular guest conductor in major venues throughout the United States including New York's Carnegie Hall. Currently, he serves as artistic director of the National Capitol Choral Festival in Washington DC. His compositions are represented in nearly every major music catalog in the country. Dr. Leavitt was honored with the MidAmerica Nazarene University Presidential Award: Faculty Member of the Year for 2011. He was also honored with the UMKC Conservatory of Music Alumni of the Year for 2012. Information about Dr. Leavitt’s music is available on the worldwide web at johnleavittmusic.com.

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Jubilate!

Jubilate!

by John Leavitt (Composer)

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Wed Apr 02 00:00:00 CDT 2014

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Our Songs Rise: Joyful Settings for Organ

Our Songs Rise: Joyful Settings for Organ

by John Leavitt (Composer)

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Mon Oct 15 00:00:00 CDT 2012

This delightful collection of organ pieces exudes a sense of joy from start to finish. The congregation will appreciate the varied treatments given to familiar hymn tunes... read more

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Organ Plus Anthology: Settings for Organ and Instrument, Volume 1

Organ Plus Anthology: Settings for Organ and Instrument, Volume 1

by Franklin D. Ashdown (Arranger); David Cherwien (Arranger); David Christiansen (Arranger); Robert Buckley Farlee (Arranger); John Leavitt (Arranger); Roger Petrich (Arranger); Al Roberts (Arranger); Harold Stover (Arranger); Barbara Harbach (Composer); Georgeann Weaver (Composer)

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Mon Apr 30 00:00:00 CDT 2012

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Blessed Are They

Blessed Are They

by John Leavitt (Composer)

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Thu Mar 15 00:00:00 CDT 2012

This delightful arrangement features a fresh tune to accompany a paraphrase of the Beatitudes. Most of the piece features... read more

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Sleep, My Little One

Sleep, My Little One

by John Leavitt (Arranger)

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Tue Mar 22 00:00:00 CDT 2011

This lullaby for the Baby Jesus has been written to be accessible and practical while featuring interesting and unusual harmonies. This setting is an... read more

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Lord, With Glowing Heart

Lord, With Glowing Heart

by John Leavitt (Arranger)

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Fri Oct 08 00:00:00 CDT 2010

A warm and energetic setting of the text by Francis Scott Key. With the rich text and the haunting arrangement, this vibrant setting of the tune Pleading Savior... read more

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The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came

The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came

by John Leavitt (Composer)

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Thu Apr 01 00:00:00 CDT 2010

A delightful and delicate arrangement of the treasured hymn, this is a fresh, exciting reflection on the Annunciation. SATB, kybd

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Love the Lord

Love the Lord

by John Leavitt (Composer)

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Sun Mar 15 00:00:00 CDT 2009

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Celtic Prayer

Celtic Prayer

by John Leavitt (Arranger)

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Sun Mar 15 00:00:00 CDT 2009

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