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  • Biography: Anne Leader – Composer/Producer/Arranger/Engineer/Teacher

Anne Leader is a musician, composer, and music teacher with an inherent awareness and respect for the power music has to impact people’s lives. Starting with classical piano lessons at age 5, she played multiple instruments throughout her youth in school and community bands, and in pit orchestras for companies such as Theatre In The Park and the North Shore Light Opera.  

In her twenties and inspired by contemporary artists of the day, Anne turned her focus to rock music and began writing, recording, and performing with groups such as Barney Bentall and Spirit Of The West.  With a strong desire to share a lifelong love of music with children, fueled by an ongoing enthusiasm for the creative arts and an innate ability to ignite that in others, Anne began a teaching practice that continues to this day.  Her love for music composition directed her into the world of television where she scored award winning films broadcast by networks such as Global, APTN, CBC, CTV, Knowledge Network, and Slice.

Inspired by a life transforming trip to visit a World Vision sponsor child in a small village in Brazil, Anne founded the World Youth Music Organization (World Youth Music Organization on fb), a Not-For-Profit that fully embodied her commitment to supporting children in realizing their fullest creative potential and inherent dignity using music as the vehicle.  WYMO closed after serving a wonderful purpose, and Anne continues her dedicated work to creating the opportunity for children everywhere to experience their full self-expression, well-being and self-worth through the beauty and power of music.  "Music has the power to ignite the magnificence of the human spirit, and children must be provided the opportunity to experience this for themselves."

Anne has a passion for musical styles and instruments from all corners of the world, in particular India.  She freely incorporates them into her compositions and works with these instruments with great respect and reverence.  "Instruments from different parts of the world can create extraordinarily beautiful musical tapestries.  The sounds born from nature and unusual combinations of instruments is an endless source of creativity".

Anne's passion for yoga and chanting has inspired the formation of the kirtan group, Jambhavan.  Kirtan, a call and response pattern of chanting, is a powerful spiritual practice with its roots in the yoga tradition of India.  She and her group play in and around the Vancouver area.

 
  • CV
2016   Composer/Producer - "Cave of Arising Dreams”

2015   Composer/Producer - “In Deep”
 
2015   Composer/Producer - “Healing Hope”
 
2014   Composer/Producer - “Stillness”
 
2013    Original music and film editing for the B.C. Salmon Marketing Council.
 
2012    Original music for -  “Notorious Women Of The Bibile
             Pruducer – Nick Orchard for Soapbox Productions
 
2010    Original music for -  “Drug and Safety Awarness
             Pruducer – Vijay Basdeo, for the Workman’s Compensation Board.
 
2010    Original music for -  “Contemporary Dance Project
             Director and Choreographer – Peggy Giebrecht
 
2010    Original music for Trailer  -  “Mounties Under Fire
             for Bountiful Productions, Produced by Maureen Palmer, Helen Slinger
             CBC Network
  
2009   Original music for HSBC Coporate video 
             for Nick Darcy @ Infinity Productions
 
2009   Original music for 13 part television series -  “The Last 10 Pounds” 
             Season 4  for The Eyes, Produced by Stan Feingold
 
2008/  Original music for 13 part television series -  “Word Travels”
2009    for Omni Film Productions Ltd, Produced by Deb Wainwright, Executive 
             Producer Heather Hawthorne Doyle
 
2008   Original music for Gemini award winning film “Peace Warrior”   for CTV
             by Dreamfilm Productions – Produced and directed by Sue Ridout.
 
2008    Original music for television documentary, “How To Divorce Without Killing
             The Kids” ,  Produced by Maureen Palmer   CBC Network

2008    Title track and original music for 13 part television series -  “The Last 10 Pounds” 
            - Season 3  for The Eyes, Produced by Stan Feingold Slice Network
 
2008    Original music for “The Rainbow Bridge”
             for Jocelyn Monette – Founder and CEO of Papilio Pet Memorial Centre
 
2007/   Original score for 13 part television series - “Head’s Up Season 3” for Soapbox     
2008    Productions, Produced by Nick Orchard   CBC Network
 
2007    Original music for television documentary “Desperately Seeking Doctors”
             for CBC Network, produced by Sharon Bartlett and Maria LeRose
 
2007    Music supervisor and Original music for television documentary “Wipe Out”
             for Knowledge Network, produced by Lionel Goddard
 
2007    Original music for television show “Camille”
             for CBC Radio-Canada, produced and directed by Carole Ducharme
 
2007    Original music for television documentary “The Bully’s Mark”
              for CBC, produced by Sue Ridout, directed by Helen Slinger and Maureen Palmer
 
2007    Original music for television documentary “Deciphering Dyslexia”
             for Knowledge Network, Produced by Bruce Mohun
 
2007   Original music for 3 part television series -  “Fitting In”
             for Omni Film Productions Ltd, Produced by Heather Hawthorne Doyle
 
2007   Original music for 13 part television series -  “The Last 10 Pounds”  - Season 2  
             for The Eyes, Produced by Stan Feingold, directed by Lionel Goddard
 
2007   Original score for television documentary  “Long John Baldry – In The Shadow 
             Of The Blues”  for Soapbox  Productions, Produced by Nick Orchard 
 
2007   Original score for “A Nice Cup Of Tea”  for Origin Pictures
            Produced by Michael Patience, Directed by Bob Fugger 
 
2006/  Original music for 13 part television series -  “The Last 10 Pounds
2007   For The Eyes, Produced by Stan Feingold, directed by Lionel Goddard            
 
2006   Original score for “Embracing Bob’s Killer”  for CBC Passionate Eye
            Produced by Sue Ridout, Written and Directed by Helen Slinger 
 
2006   Original score for 13 part television series - “Head’s Up” for Soapbox Productions
            Produced by Nick Orchard
 
2006   Original music for “Briar Rose” website for Envision and Storytelling
            Produced by Step Carruthers 
 
2006   Arrangement for “What A Wonderful World” for Envision and Storytelling
            Produced by Step Carruthers 
 
2006   Original score for “Noah’s Arc” episodes 1, 2, 3 for LOGO Network
            Produced and written by Patrik M Polk
                 
2006   Theme music for “Reach For The Top” for Knowledge Network
            Produced by Lionel Goddard
 
2006   Original score for television documentary - “Missing
            Produced by Marsh Newbery
 
2006   Original score for Independent film - “Brainfart
            Produced by Rick Tae and Neil Phelps
 
2005   Original score for 10 episode television series - “Island Escapes
            For Soapbox Productins, Produced by Randloph Eustace-Walden
            The Travel Channel.
 
2005   Original score for television pilot - “Clean Fight” for Origin Pictures
            Produced by Michael Patience, Directed by Bob Fugger
            Aboriginal Peoples Television Network
 
2005  Original score for 6 episode Gemini award winning television series –
            “What Were They Thinking”  Produced by Nick Orchard / Soapbox Production
 
2004/  Original score for 6 episode television series – “Ancient Clues
2005    Produced by Helen Slinger/ Exc producer: Brian Hamliton for Omni Films
              Productions Limited. Discovery Network, Discovery International
 
2004   Original score for television commercial for City of Abottsford
            directed by Bob Fugger, produced by Michael Patience / Origin Pictures.
 
2004   Original score for video game teaser - “The Final Option
            directed by Bob Fugger, produced by Michael Patience.
 
2004   Original score for three shorts - “Blackout”, “Believers”, and “When Annie Got  
             Lucky”, for Contradiction Films.
            Directed by Bob Fugger, Produced by Michael Patience.
 
2004   Original score for television commercial for City of Chilliwack
            Directed by Bob Fugger, Produced by Michael Patience / Origin Pictures.
 
2003   Original Score for Leo award winning documentary - “Radical Attitudes,
            The Architecture Of Douglas Cardinal”.
            Leo award for best documentary in 2004, Arts and Performing Arts category.
            Directed by Jim Hamm / Jim Hamm Productions Limited.
            Bravo, Knowledge Network, Discovery, Aboriginal People’s Television Network.
 
2003   Original Score for dramatic film - “Unrecoverable Error
            directed by Bob Fugger, produced by Michael Patience / Origin Pictures
 
2003   Original Score for documentary - “Blind Hope
            Produced by David Gullason / Great North Pacific Media, Alliance Atlantis.
            Discovery Canada, The Science Channel International.
 
2003   Original Score for drama - “Sarah’s Room
             selected for the 2004 Vancouver International Film Festival
            Directed by Bob Fugger, Produced by Michael Patience / Origin Pictures.
            CBC “Signature Shorts”.
 
2002   Original score for documentary - “Jean Caux : le <paqueteur> d’or
            Directed by Sylvie Peltier / Red Letter Films.
            CBC Radio Canadien, Bravo
 
2002   Original score for documentary - “Ozone - Medical Breakthrough
            Directed by Geoff Rogers / Threshold Films.
 
2002   Original score for short dramatic film - “Detour”   Directed by Garry Wallace.
 
2000   Original song for - “Higher Ground”  BCTV Network.
 
1999    Original song for episode of - “Baywatch