Skip to main content


Leila Thigpen

Artistic Major(s): Voice


  • Academy of Vocal Arts (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Working Experience

  • Live and studio sessions with international music giants including Billy Higgins, Abe Laboriel, Alex Acuna, Russel Fernante, Chet Baker, Moacir Santos and numerous others

Teaching & Research

  • JAM MUSIC LAB since 2011
  • Gustav Mahler Conservatory Vienna
  • Bruckner Conservatory Linz
  • Blue Bear Waltz Music School (San Francisco), Dick Groove School of Music (Los Angeles), Vocal Institute of Technology (VIT), Northridge University's Extended School
  • American Institute of Music (AIM) – Head of Department of Vocal Studies


Publications and Achievements