Lea has directed over 10 musical theatre productions and conducted many choirs and chamber ensembles, including the youth choir at Christ Episcopal Church Needham, where she also works as section leader and substitutes as music director when needed.
Rejoice Inspirational Choir
Lea was the music director of the Skidmore College ensemble Rejoice Inspirational Choir for 3 years. She oversaw all music preparation, rehearsals, and performances, either with a 4-piece band or a cappella. She also meticulously curated and arranged music across myriad styles, genres, languages, and theologies. The choir mounted two full concerts each year, as well as many other ancillary performances.
More examples of Lea's work as a vocal arranger can be heard on her YouTube Channel.
As music director of 5Arts Connecticut, an annual benefit concert featuring live music, theatre, poetry, film, and studio art, Lea premiered "Eternal Summer" by Leigh Tooker. The piece, which requires at least 8 voices, was performed under Lea's direction, with a group of only 11 professional and amateur singers.