A freelance flutist, improviser, and composer in the Seattle area, Leanna Keith’s passion and verve for music drive her to seek new challenges in contemporary performance. Her recent endeavors include a residency at the Avaloch Farm Music Institute, performing the music of Steve Reich’s Druming with Sō Percussion, working with Brian Ferneyhough on Mort Subite, and being featured with the Seattle Modern Orchestra on Abysses for Flutes and Ensemble, by Helena Tulve. Ms. Keith regularly performs with Stack Effect, featuring composer/vocalist Kaley Lane Eaton and violist Heather Bentley. Leanna Keith is a Teaching Artist with the Seattle Symphony, and currently serves as Webmaster on the board of the Seattle Flute Society. In addition to her Western classical flute training, Ms. Keith also studied the Chinese Dizi with flutist Jianxun Xia, and the Japanese Shinobue with flutist Kaoru Watanabe.