Kendra Preston Leonard (BM ’95, Cello) has had many premieres and performances of her work in 2020. “Strawberry Man” commissioned and performed by Arwen Myers was released in April 2020, Fire and Dust premiered at the 2020 N.E.O. Voice Festival, Protectress, a full-length opera collaboration with Jessica Rudman based on Leonard’s novella was a part of the American Opera Project’s First Glimpse program. Par for the Course was premiered by Rhymes with Opera, Sense of Self, with music by Lisa Neher, will be premiered by Opera Elect. Leonard published her first collection of poetry called Making Mythology and also published the book Music for the Kingdom of Shadows: Cinema Accompaniment in the Age of Spiritualism.