Alto Leah Hamilton is a graduate of the University of Kansas and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. With a voice "full of warmth” (KC Metropolis) and a “gutsy soul sound“ (KC Independent), Hamilton has performed under the baton of Simon Carrington, Jing Ling Tam, Jo-Michael Scheibe, Hilary Apfelstadt and Andre Thomas. Active in opera and musical theatre, Hamilton has appeared with the Kansas City Lyric Opera Chorus, New Theatre Restaurant, Springfield Regional Opera (MO), Springfield Symphony Orchestra (MO), Springfield Contemporary Theatre (MO), and Springfield Little Theatre (MO). She was named in Springfield Business Journal’s top 40 under 40 (2009) and Most Influential Women (2012) for her work in the arts in Missouri. She currently serves as Director and Special Instructor of Arts Administration at Drury University in Springfield, MO.