Bremerton Symphony Chorale Director
LeeAnne Campos began her professional music career at the age of seven in Munich, Germany, playing the role of a Siamese boy in a production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I.
A past regional finalist in the Metropolitan Opera Council Auditions and the San Francisco Merola Opera Program Auditions, her repertoire includes the roles of Despina in Cosi fan tutte, Mimi in La Boheme, and Nedda in I Pagliacci. An apprenticeship with the Chicago Lyric Opera Center for American Artists took her to Chicago in 1983. She was an active participant in the Chicago opera community, performing leading roles with the Chamber Opera of Chicago and Light Opera Works with Philip Kraus. She was a member of both the Chicago Lyric Opera Chorus and the Chicago Symphony Chorus under the direction of Margaret Hillis, and a recipient of the Margaret Hillis Fellowship.
Shortly after her return to the Pacific Northwest she made her debut with Tacoma Opera as
Pamina in The Magic Flute. She has since served as guest soloist with Symphony Tacoma,
Symphony Tacoma Voices, the Bremerton Symphony Orchestra, the Okanogan Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Gary Dahl, among others. Equally comfortable with musical theater, she enjoyed the role of Mother Abbess in Tacoma Little Theatre’s 1998 production of The Sound of Music.
In the fall of 2001 Ms. Campos founded Lyrica, Ladies Choral Ensemble of Puget Sound. Lyrica is a non-profit, community-based choir offering women of all ages the opportunity for personal musical growth through fun, informative rehearsals and exciting concert programs. On hiatus since March 2020, Lyrica will soon rise like the phoenix.
Ms. Campos served at St. Gabriel Roman Catholic Church in Port Orchard for twenty-nine years, leaving the position in June 2022. In October 2022, she accepted the position of choir director at St. Charles Borromeo, Tacoma. She has been the director of the Bremerton Symphony Chorale since September 2004. She currently sings with Symphony Tacoma Voices under the direction of Dr. Geoffrey Boers. She is a 1981 graduate of Pacific Lutheran University and is a former member of the highly regarded Choir of the West under Dr. Maurice Skones. She has
been a member of the voice faculty at Pacific Lutheran University since 1992 and is active as an adjudicator for regional and state vocal competitions throughout the Northwest.