Mrs. Leah Barnett

Iowa native Leah Barnett has received accolades as both a cellist and a singer and has won numerous state, regional, and national competitions. She has appeared onstage in China and Italy in concert and in operatic roles; she has also appeared on stage with renowned bass-baritone Simon Estes in his Roots & Wings concerts in Iowa. Operatic roles include Governess (Turn of the Screw), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflöte), among others. Barnett received a bachelor’s degree in voice and cello from Drake University (Des Moines), and a master’s degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Health Guidelines

By participating in or attending this event, individuals agree that you or anyone in your party:

  • Have not had a persistent, dry cough.
  • Have not had a headache.
  • Have not been diagnosed with or had contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the previous 10 days.
  • Do not have a NEW loss of taste or smell.
  • Will take each person’s temperature before arriving on campus to verify the absence of a fever (in excess of 100.4-degrees).
  • Masks will be optional, not required.
  • Due to the nature of this event, social distancing will not always be possible.


Contact Dr. Christopher Ellis, Music Department Chair.