Oberlin, Ohio was where LeAundra Richardson was fortunate enough to grow up and discover her love for music. Richardson started taking piano lessons at age six and playing violin with her school orchestra in fifth grade at age ten. Excelling at the violin, in middle school, she was offered the opportunity to attend Baldwin Wallace University’s string camp. She continued to attend summer music camps at BW every year until she graduated high school, at which point she had decided to attend the university.
Fast-forward four years and LeAundra had graduated BW with a Bachelor’s degree. She was a part of BW’s Arts Management program with a major in Management and a minor in music. While in college, LeAundra pursued many internships. She interned under Bill Rudman at The Musical Theater Project, Erika Haskell in the BW Conservatory Events Office, and Joyful Noise Neighborhood Music School under Sandra Goerz. These all led up to Richardson joining Arts Cleveland as the Marketing Intern, working under Valerie Schumacher. Each internship opportunity involved different responsibilities and taught Richardson something different. She was excited when asked late summer to continue at Arts Cleveland as the Arts Administration Fellow.
LeAundra has been on the Arts Cleveland staff since January 2014, and in 2016, she became the Associate, Research and Advancement and began working under Kristin Puch, Director of Research and Advancement. During LeAundra’s time at Arts Cleveland, she has been in charge of putting together the Creative Compass E-mail newsletter, helped plan and market the Creative Intersections Conference, lead the Public Officials Recognition Breakfast, assisted Ms. Puch on grants, and done many other small but important tasks. She became a member of Toastmasters in early 2018 to work on her public speaking skills, and so far it has been a wonderful experience.
Though she works for Arts Cleveland by day, she spends her evenings and weekends practicing music, cooking and reading. She occasionally gigs and is involved in her church’s worship band as a violinist, vocalist, guitarist and ukuleleist.
Contact: (216) 575-0331, x132 or LeAundra [at] artscleveland.org
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