Dr. John Leavitt is a celebrated composer, church musician, professor, and conductor. Musicians have performed his music in more than thirty different countries, and public radio stations have broadcasted some of his pieces. He has received several awards, among them a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts’ American Masterpieces partnered with the Kansas Arts Commission and the Kansas Music Educators Association, which commissioned him to write a choral piece to celebrate Kansas’s 150th anniversary. Emporia State University (BA), Wichita State University (MA), and the University of Missouri-Kansas City (DMA) all cultivated Dr. Leavitt’s musical abilities. He is a proficient choral conductor and has served as a guest conductor for various well-known venues, including Carnegie Hall in New York and Washington DC’s Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.