Oboist, teacher, church musician
Born in Massachusetts but raised in Myrtle Beach, Kelsey Leahy spent 13 years in Spartanburg getting her education and working a myriad of jobs and projects.
She graduated from Converse College in 2015 with a BA in Music and from Wofford College in 2010 with a BA in Sociology. She was awarded the Mary Mildred Sullivan award for love and helpfulness to others at her graduation in 2010 for the work she was involved with as an active member of the Wofford community. She spent a year in service as an AmeriCorps*VISTA, which laid the groundwork for future endeavors.
Kelsey just finished out a year of service with AmeriCorps*VISTA at The United Way of the Piedmont and is in the process of moving to Cape Cod to do a year of AmeriCorps service in Barnstable County.
Kelsey taught oboe lessons to middle school students through the Lawson Academy of the Arts at Converse from 2015-2019. She makes reeds in order to provide for herself and her students, and is always accepting those willing to learn. Kelsey also freelances around town with various schools, churches, and local musicians who want to add an oboe element to their songs.
What's with the cranes?
Watch the three minute presentation for Lunchtime Crunch Time at ArtFields 2018 above!