Hello, I'm Leighanne!
Production + Management
Home + Office Organization
Branding + Development
NonProfit Development Research
Website Development (Shopify + Weebly)
I am committed that everyone feels cared for and supported by their surroundings. I truly love what I do, and I am grateful every day to be able to employ my professional background in arts administration + management, performance and the fine arts to meet the challenges of each job I undertake. The dichotomy between the joie de vivre of New York City and the peacefulness of the Hudson Valley nourishes me, and I make my home in both environments with joy.
Read about my professional experience: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leighannesaltsman
Read my blog: leighannesaltsman.com/blog
Leighanne commenced from Oberlin with a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts and a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance, and has since completed executive seminars in Arts Leadership (Arts and Business Council of NY) and Entrepreneurship (Kaplan Institute). After spending time studying bookmaking (SACI Firenze) and Photography (O'Keefe's Ghost Ranch, NM); traveling extensively in Europe and the US; and performing at Cleveland’s Severance Hall, she moved to NYC where she graduated to professional singing with frightening alacrity. As a professional chorister / cater-waiter / personal assistant / babysitter she sang behind the American Symphony Orchestra, NY Philharmonic and Paul McCartney at Lincoln Center, Bard Summerscape Festival and Carnegie Hall among others. She simultaneously learned the business of music through her positions at management agency Grassy Hill Entertainment (sponsor of the International Folk Alliance Conference and exhibitor at SXSW), and Columbia Artist Management (Lang Lang et al.). During this time she also became deeply involved in the Long Island City folk music scene, and after leaving NYC for an 18 month stint assistant-managing a high-end Bed and Breakfast (Olde Rhinebeck Inn, Hudson Valley) she returned to the city to learn ukulele, write, perform and record her own songs; co-organize and perform in numerous classical concerts; study information science; and refine her practice of radical homemaking. Since 2014 Leighanne has consulted as a Housekeeping Team Lead (onefinestay); a Rental Contract Manager (Octagon Apartments); Special Events Associate (Americas Society) and Cataloguer (Carnegie Hall Digital Archives Project); home stylist, child photographer and web designer; worked for a florist and a christmas tree farm, and continues to sing at churches throughout the city. She is currently creating beautiful, efficient, intuitive homes in both Rhinebeck, NY and Manhattan, and singing with Trinity Wall Street's Downtown Voices.
METRO: Metropolitan New York Library Council
ASIS&T: Association for Information Science and Technology
ELNYA: Emerging Leaders of New York Arts
AGMA: American Guild of Musical Artists
2004 BA, Visual Arts - Oberlin College
2004 B.Mus, Vocal Performance - Oberlin Conservatory