(Photo credit: Hardy Klahold Photography)
Born in Florida, Cherise Leiter received a B. M. in
Music Theory and an M. M. in Composition from
the University of Florida where she studied with
Dr. Budd Udell. She is currently Professor of Music at Metropolitan State University of Denver, teaching
music theory and composition.
A composer whose output includes works for choir,
piano, voice, band, orchestra and assorted chamber
ensembles; her compositions have been performed
throughout the United States, Canada, Scotland,
France, Italy, Romania, and Japan. She was a featured
composer at the New Music Symposium, the University
of Central Missouri’s New Music Festival, the Aspen
Composer’s Conference, the Women Composers Festival,
the Atlantic Center for the Arts, June in Buffalo, the
Music By Women Festival, and Brush Creek Foundation
for the Arts.
In her spare time, Ms. Leiter is an avid knitter, hiker,
swimmer, cook, and bibliophile. She also has a vested
interest in anything made of chocolate.