is a lecturer specializing in conducting and the conducting of children's and youth choirs at the University of Catholic Church Music and Music Education (HfKM) in Regensburg. Alongside her role as a lecturer, she serves as the head of church music in the cathedral parish of St. Ulrich Niedermünster in Regensburg. Eva-Maria Leeb's main focus is on choral work with children and young people. For this reason she has established 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. Both in Germany and abroad, Eva-Maria Leeb is a well-regarded conductress, author and frequent speaker in the fields of choir conducting and conducting of children’s and youth choirs.
Her musical training includes studies in church music and conducting, with a specialization in choral conducting, as well as participating in master classes led by renowned conductors such as Kurt Masur and Neil Varon, and additional courses with Vytautas Miškinis, Peter Planyavsky, Kurt Suttner, Friederike Stahmer and Friedhilde Trüün, among others.
Eva-Maria Leeb has received several awards for her outstanding achievements, including the Kulturförderpreis der Stadt Marktredwitz (Cultural Award of the City of Marktredwitz) and the Regensburger Preis für Frauen in Wissenschaft und Kunst (Regensburg Prize for Women in Science and Art) in 2023. She achieved first place in the international G.P. da Palestrina choir competition in Rome at the beginning of her career and secured second place in the choral conducting competition of the Allgemeiner Cäcilien-Verband Deutschland in 2015.
Her highly acclaimed publication on how to successfully conduct a youth choir (“JugendChorLeitung – Impulse für eine ansprechende und erfolgreiche Jugendchorarbeit“) was published in 2021. She is currently working on her doctorate in choral pedagogy under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Heike Henning at the Mozarteum University Salzburg.