Leanna Primiani
Selections from recent film and orchestral projects
The Bad Seed(Lifetime/A&E)- TV movie thriller, mini suite
The Bad Sed Returns(Lifetime/A&E)- Has He Said Anything- TV movie thriller
Malaise for Piano -Main Title demo
Neither men nor money validate my worth for chamber orchestra
1001 for Orchestra and Electronics
Lalo's Babysitter (horror)
The Window (thriller)
The Bad Seed Returns(Lifetime/A&E)- Cooking- TV Movie thriller
Altitude Not Attitude- Documentary Feature mini suite
SIGNAL-Apocalyptic drama short, mini suite (Primiani)
A Film by Vera Vaughn- Thriller, mini suite (Primiani)
Leanna Primiani Reel 2022
Neither Men Nor Money Validate My Worth for Chamber Orchestra by Leanna Primiani

Variety’s Jon Burlingame says, “One of the most remarkable TV-movie scores of the past season... I was so impressed with her music... I look forward to more work by this talented composer.”

Leanna's music was twice featured on NPR's Performance Today, with over 2 million listeners nationwide!

Leanna Primiani is an award-winning composer who aims to bring together the collective experiences of the many for greater understanding. Her music asks listeners to consider deep issues and ideas related to the female experience, as she believes that connection and thoughtful participation can catalyze powerful change. Leanna writes music that changes how listeners see themselves and the world around them. Using electronics as well as orchestral instrumentation, she explores the limits of musical form, sound, and time.

Starting out as a conductor, with credits including the National Symphony and LA Opera, she never imagined that composition would take over her life. Leanna channels her kinesthetic experience of music-making as a conductor into her music, creating music in a plethora of genres and styles from large-scale symphonic works for the concert stage, to experimental scores for film and television.

Leanna's recent credits include The Bad Seed Returns, written by and starring Mckenna Grace for Lifetime/A&E, Fantasia FF runaway hit experimental horror short Ivory Wave, WIF/Fox Searchlight production of Signal, the award-winning feature documentary Altitude Not Attitude, as well as the remake of the cult classic The Bad Seed, directed by and starring Rob Lowe. Variety’s Jon Burlingame calls the music “one of the most remarkable… scores of the past season.” Her training as a classical composer and her fluency with large-scale orchestral scores coupled with her talents in electronic synthesis give Leanna an advantage few other composers can boast of when scoring film.

Leanna's concert music won the 2020 Toulmin Commission from the League of American Orchestra and The American Composers Orchestra to compose a work for ROCO in Houston  premiered in 2022. Recent premieres and performances of her concert catalog include Rochester Philharmonic, Nashville Symphony, Bang On A Can at MASS MoCA, Cabrillo Festival, Seattle Collaborative Orchestra, American Composers Orchestra, Aspen Music Festival, United Nations 50 for Freedom campaign, International Clarinet Association (Belgium and the USA), National Flute Association, Imani Wind Festival (NYC), June In Buffalo, Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, Harvard Women’s Choral Festival, Atlanta Chamber Players, Vox Musica, Ensemble Mo (FR), and the Commandaria Orchestra Chamber Music Series (CY) and the Hear/Now Festival in LA. Leanna was also a featured composer at the Taiwan International Flute Festival and a composer-in-residence at The Millay Colony for the Arts in Upstate NY.

A native Californian, Leanna currently splits her time between Santa Monica and New York. She earned a doctorate in composition from USC and has studied with such noted composers and conductors as Leonard Slatkin, Peter Eötvös, Christopher Rouse, Steven Stucky, Morten Lauridsen, and Howard Shore. She a voting member of the Television and Recording Arts Academies, and a member of BMI, New York Women Composers, The Alliance of Women Film Composers, and The Society of Composers and Lyricists.

Ray Costa
Brent Travers
Media music manager
Trudy Chan and Beth Holub
Classical music manager