Curriculum Vitae


● Sound: Music Composition / Sound Design / Algorithmic Music / Multi-Channel Diffusion, Custom Musical Instruments, Synthesis + MIDI, Sound System Design

● Technology in the Arts: Max/MSP, Arduino / Raspberry PI, Wiring / Soldering, DMX Lighting, Projection Mapping

● Web Development: HTML5, CSS3, PHP/MYSQL, Javascript/React, WordPress


● MA, Tulane University University, May, 2011. Major: Music Science and Technology; Supporting Areas of Emphasis: Digital Art and Music Composition. 

● BA, Penn State University, 2007. Major: Integrative Arts 

● Certificate in Electronic Music, Centre de Creation Musicale Iannis Xenakis, 2004. Focus: Electro-acoustic Music Composition and Algorithmic Music 


Matthew Holdren Design, New Orleans, Fabricator / Web Communications (2020 – Current) 

Antiques de Provence, New Orleans, Web Developer / Manager (Oct. 2013 – Oct. 2019) 

Zydeco Media, New Orleans, Freelance Web Developer (January 2012 – October 2013) 

Tulane University, New Orleans, Web Developer (March 2011 – October 2013) 

Advancing Robots, Austin, TX, Technology / Coding Teacher (Fall 2010)

Young Audiences of Louisiana, Teacher of Instrument Building, Audio Technology (2009 – 2011) 

Girard Academic Music Program, Philadelphia, Teacher of General Music (2008 – 2009) 

Foundations Behavioral Health, Philadelphia, Special Education (2008 – 2009) 

Taos Community Foundation, New Mexico, Teacher of Instrument Building (2004) 

HMS School for Children w Cerebral Palsy, Philadelphia, Assistant Teacher and Assistive Technology Staff Member (2003 – 2008)


College Teaching Experience 

● Electronic Music History, 1 course. (Fall, 2011) MUSC 2300, Tulane U.

● Computer Apps in Music, 1 course. (Spring 2010, Spring 2011), Tulane U. 


Published Intellectual Contributions Conference Proceedings 

● PARK, T. H., HYMAN, D. G., LEONARD, P. J., HERMANS, P. (2011). An EASY SQEMA for Electro-Acoustic Music Analysis, SEAMUS Music Conference, Miami, USA, January, 2011. 

● PARK, T. H., HYMAN, D. G., LEONARD, P. J., W. W. (2010). Systematic and Quantitative Electro-Acoustic Music Analysis (SQEMA) (pp. 199-206), Proceedings of the 2010 International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), New York, USA, June, 2010. ICMC. 

Journal Articles 


● LEONARD, P. J. Review of SEAMUS Conference. Journal SEAMUS (2012). 

● LEONARD, P. J. Review of LaTex Festival. Journal SEAMUS (2011). 

Master’s Thesis 



Recent / Upcoming Performances 

● “Ersatz Hadjidakis” – Original song-cycle composition for piano and voice. (Jan. 2020). 

● “Nosferatu” – original music score and live performance to accompany a film screening of Nosferatu (Oct. 2019). Main Library, New Orleans, LA.

● “Swarmaalika” – collaborative works composed and performed by Hindustani Classical musician Atish Mukhopadhyay, Peter Leonard, with the Furniture Ensemble (Oct. 2017 and Aug. 2018). Trinity Church, New Orleans, LA. 

● “The Body Electric” with Heather Hansen – original music composition for Dance with interactive sound via Kinect controller (2015) Foundation Gallery, New Orleans, LA. 

● ASTRALIS Ensemble – custom interactive video projections made w Max/MSP (2014) Tulane U. New Orleans, LA. 

● Monteverdi’s Vespers – custom interactive video projections (2013) Marigny Opera House. New Orleans, LA. 

● From the Ground Up (2012) May Gallery & Residency. New Orleans, LA.

● The Long Departed Lover (2011) Latex Festival. UT Austin, TX.

● The Voice Dictates (2011)

○ ICMC Conference 2011.  

○ SEAMUS Conference 2011. University of Miami. Miami, FL. Jan 22, 2011.

● “Newcomb College Music Recital.” Tulane University. New Orleans, LA. November 8, 2009. 

● Electric LaTex 2009, TAMU. College Station, TX. November 14, 2009.

● “An Evening of Difficult Music: #24.” McKeown’s Books, New Orleans, LA. January 23, 2010. 

● “Electroacoustic Music at Loyola.” Loyola University. New Orleans, LA. April 9, 2010. 

● “Open Ears Music Series.” The Blue Nile, New Orleans, LA. May 4, 2010. Artistic Exhibitions

● Prospect3 / Bamboula Exhibition (Oct. 15, 2014 – Jan. 25, 2015) Tulane University, New Orleans 

○ Interactive installation with custom black-box structure, kinetic sculpture, original music composition, and custom lighting. 

● CEMIcircles (Oct. 4 – 6, 2013) UNT, Denton, TX 

○ FIREWATER: Second showing of this installation, with new custom controller. 

● Art for Art’s Sake!/CINEMA RESET (April, 2012) The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans 

○ Interactive sound/video work for the museum incorporating a custom controller allowing viewers to manipulate sound and video in real time. 

● PODs! (April, 2012) The Parse Gallery, New Orleans 

○ Interactive sound installation with custom-built hexagonal structure, embedded with 6 speakers creating a surround sound experience. “Viewers” were invited to enter the darkened space to experience sound, free from other senses. 

● Oh Snap! (April, 2011) The Parse Gallery, New Orleans ○ Audio/video installation with original music and an interactive, game-like system using Max/MSP Jitter. 

● SPORTS (July, 2010) The Front Gallery, New Orleans 

○ Original music and interactive installation in collaboration with video artist David Greber. 

● Nervous Energy / SPORTS (October, 2010) Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA 

○ This collaborative work (listed above) was featured in a second group show.

● HOOLA (2009) ICMC Conference 2009.