is a lecturer with a focus on conducting and the conducting of children's and youth choirs at the Hochschule für katholische Kirchenmusik und Musikpädagogik in Regensburg. In addition to working as a lecturer, she is head of church music in the cathedral parish of St. Ulrich Niedermünster in Regensburg. Eva-Maria Leeb's main focus lies on choral work with children and young people. For this reason she has built up and conducts the Mädchenkantorei (girls’ choir) of the HfKM. Her cooperation with the Internationale Stiftung zur Förderung von Kultur und Zivilisation (International Foundation for the Promotion of Culture and Civilization) is further testament to her focus on youth choirs. In Germany as well as abroad, Eva-Maria Leeb has been a popular author and frequent speaker in the fields of choir conducting and conducting of children’s and youth choirs.
She successfully completed masterclasses with Kurt Masur and Neil Varon, and further courses under the tutelage of Vytautas Miškinis, Peter Planyavsky, Kurt Suttner, Friederike Stahmer and Friedhilde Trüün, to name just a few. At the beginning of her musical career, Eva-Maria Leeb received the Marktredwitz Arts Sponsorship Award. Furthermore, she came first in the international G. P. Da Palestrina Choir Competition in Rome. In October 2015, she came second in the choral conductors’ competition held by the Allgemeiner Cäcilien-Verband Deutschland.
Eva-Maria Leeb’s new book on how to successfully conduct a youth choir (draft title: „Jugend.Chor.Leitung. – Impulse für ansprechende und erfolgreiche Chorarbeit mit Jugendlichen“) is due to be published in 2021.
„Tradition ist nicht die Anbetung der Asche,
sondern die Weitergabe des Feuers.“