Bremerton Symphony Chorale Director
LeeAnne began her musical career at the age of seven in Munich, Germany, and has performed on some of the world’s finest concert stages. 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, and while there 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 the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra, the Tacoma Symphony Chorus, the Bremerton Symphony Orchestra, the Okanogan Symphony Orchestra, the Pacific Lutheran University Orchestra, and the Bellevue Chamber Chorus. Equally comfortable with musical theater, one of her many roles includes that of the 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. Lyrica has performed throughout the Pacific Northwest from Seattle to the Oregon coast, sharing its particular brand of musical enthusiasm with anyone willing to listen. Lyrica is now 25 singers strong and continues to actively recruit new singers and pursue new performance opportunities.
Ms. Campos has served as cantor at St. Gabriel Roman Catholic Church in Port Orchard for fifteen years and became the music director in August 2004. In September 2004 she accepted the position of Bremerton Symphony Chorale Director with the Bremerton Symphony Association. She currently sings with the Tacoma Symphony Chorus 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.