Leanna Fugate has been in the performing arts since age three and teaching music for over twenty years. Her musical career has displayed no fear of versatility with such diverse interests as a season in the ASO Chorus under the direction of Robert Shaw, touring Scotland with the Chicago-based Whiskey Hollow Band, co-founding the Americana ensemble Georgia Fireflies, and keeping the beat behind the indie-popadelic band Silent Kids.
Leanna earned her Bachelor of Arts in Music from Brigham Young University. While an undergrad, she began her career in music education teaching guitar for Non- Music majors while under the tutelage of BYU’s guitar program developer Lawrence Green. She taught for three years in the late nineties at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago where she became interested in the mandolin and clawhammer banjo.
Leanna has also dabbled in independent film making as an actor, writer, producer, and director. She has worked on various films in wardrobe, art department, props, and hunger management in the Atlanta area since 2011.