Dr. Kristin Leitterman defies modern convention as a solo artist of oboe and voice, bringing exciting and unusual programs to audiences. She makes it her responsibility to commission works for oboe/voice, with works by Jason Coleman, MuXuan Lin and Lyle Davidson. She has participated in numerous summer festivals and competitions including Bowdoin International Music Festival, New Music on the Point, Eastern Music Festival, Hot Springs Music Festival, Banff Center for the Arts, the Lucarelli Oboe Master Class, Missouri Fine Arts Academy, the Midwest Double Reed Society Young Artist Competition (first place), and a National Association of Teachers of Singing Competition (placing second). Additionally she was a semi-finalist in the Concert Artist Guild’s annual competition in New York City.
In addition to performing, Dr. Leitterman is dedicated to bringing music to the younger generations. She is currently the Assistant Professor of Double Reeds at Auburn University in Auburn, AL. In addition to teaching oboe and bassoon, her duties include Music Skills, Woodwind Skills, as well as directing the Auburn University Double Reed Ensemble.
Dr. Leitterman is the Director of the Lucarelli Oboe Master Class, a week-long immersive oboe master class founded by Bert Lucarelli in 1996. She has also presented master classes at Manhattan School of Music, the Hartt School, and Southeast Missouri State University. Additionally she has presented lecture recitals at The Juilliard School, the CUNY Graduate Center, and the Brazilian Double Reed Society's annual conference in João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil.
She holds degrees from the City University of New York’s Graduate Center, The Hartt School, New England Conservatory, and the University of Missouri Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance. Her teachers include Humbert Lucarelli, Mark McEwen, Barbara Bishop, and Amy Burton.