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Tamara McLeod (b. 1999) is a composer from Denver, Colorado. Tamara currently studies with Dr. Reiko Füting at the Manhattan School of Music in New York. She recently completed her undergraduate studies with composer David Garner at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Tamara’s music is strongly connected to her Ukrainian-American cultural heritage. Her music concerns itself with the exploration of the human experience through a concentrated form of expression relating to varying emotional states.

    Tamara has attended numerous music festivals and programs including the Zodiac Music Festival (2022 in Nice, France), the Bowdoin International Music Festival (2021 in Maine), the Fresh Inc Festival (2020, virtually), and she also attended the European American Music Alliance summer program (2019 and 2018 in Paris, France).

In the Spring of 2021, her first art song, Dirge for a Joker (Sylvia Plath) won third place in the SFCM 9th Biennial art song competition. In the spring of 2020, her first choral work, De Profundis (Garcia Lorca) won second place in the SFCM 14th Biennial a cappella choral competition. 

    Aside from her composing, Tamara enjoys hiking, reading poetry, going to art museums/galleries, and cooking.

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