Dr. Lesley Sommer
Associate Professor of Music
Theory Area Coordinator
PAC 271; (360) 650-7382
- Doctorate of Music: Indiana University
- Master of Music: Indiana University
- Bachelor of Music: Indiana University
Originally from Eugene, Oregon, composer Lesley Sommer received her Bachelor's, Master's and Doctorate degrees in composition from Indiana University. Sommer's primary teachers have included Frederick Fox and Eugene O'Brien. Her music has been performed at Midwest Composers' Symposiums, the NOW Music Festival in Columbus, Ohio, at concerts and readings sponsored by the American Composers Forum, at SEAMUS, and at KEAMS in Seoul, Korea. In 1999 Sommer was a co-winner of the Margaret Blackburn Composition Prize for her work Transparent Landscapes, and in 1996 she received an ASCAP Young Composers Award for Inflections and Inneundoes. Her orchestral work, Imaginary Opera Music, was premiered by the Western Symphony Orchestra in June of 1999. Sommer is currently assistant professor of Music at Western where she teaches theory, composition and MIDI.