Kendra Preston Leonard is a music scholar whose work focuses on women and music in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries; and music and screen history, particularly music and adaptations of Shakespeare; and a librettist and poet. She is the founder and Executive Director of the Silent Film Sound and Music Archive (http://www.sfsma.org) and the founder and manager of Shakespeare in Early Film (https://sheaf.hcommons.org/).


2014                PhD, University of Sunderland

Thesis: “The Function of Music in Selected Screen Adaptations of Shakespeare”

1998-2002       Doctoral studies, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Musicology

1998                Master of Music, University of Miami, Cello Performance

1996                Certificate of Advanced Studies, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Cello Performance

1995                Bachelor of Music, Peabody Conservatory of Music, Cello Performance

1992                High School Diploma with a Concentration in Cello Performance, University of North Carolina School of the Arts

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