Leah Moody is a soprano born and raised in League City, Texas, who is actively performing and teaching in the Houston metropolitan area. Leah attended and graduated from Louisiana State University where she studied under Dr. Lorraine Sims and earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance in May of 2020. A four-year member and featured soloist of LSU’s distinguished Accapella choir under the direction of John Dickson; Leah also performed the roles of Jay/Rooster in Janacek’s The Cunning Little Vixen, and the Elegant Lady in Poulenc’s Les Mamelles de Tiresias during her time in LSU’s Opera program. In 2017 she was invited to attend the Promising Artist program in San Juan Costa Rica where she performed recitals and concerts as well as facilitated master classes for locals in different cites surrounding the area. Leah was also a chosen performer in LSU’s master class series where she worked with featured artist Lisette Oropesa. She then continued her educational career at Texas Tech University where she studied under Dr. Rebecca Hays. During her time there, Leah performed the role of Rosalinde in Strauss’ Die Fledermaus and was a featured soloist in Texas Tech’s University Choir performance of excerpts from Craig Hella Johnson’s Considering Matthew Shepard. In May of 2022 Leah attended the Music in Marche summer young artist program in Mondavio Italy, where she performed the role of Angelica in Puccini’s Suor Angelica. A previous 2016 Houston Grand Opera Baur Family High School studio member; Leah made her return to the company in August of 2022 as a chorus member and teaching artist. She recently performed in the company’s 2022 production of Verdi’s La traviatta and continues to perform storybook operas as well as facilitate different programs offered by the community and learning sector of Houston Grand Opera. Leah has been teaching privately since 2020 and is currently accepting new students in the Houston area. Leah’s goal as an artist is to be the vessel that stories and music travel through, in hopes of sharing the joy and importance of the arts with her community.