Filipe Leitão is an award-winning Brazilian-born composer, music producer, and educator.
He is Assistant Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, teaching and developing a new collaborative curriculum in Composition and Sound Design for Cinema, Games, and Motion Media. He earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at The University of Alabama, a Master of Fine Arts degree in Music Production and Sound Design for Visual Media at the Academy of Art University (San Francisco, CA), and a Bachelor in Art Education at the University of The State of Pará, in Belém, Brazil, where he served as an Assistant Professor at the Federal University of Pará. As an educator, he has taught composition, orchestration, music production, and film scoring.
Dr. Leitão has collaborated with many artists, creating original compositions and sound design for films and video games, as well as he has written electronic works, and concert pieces for varied ensembles. His works reflect his unique voice originated from a mix of classical music, popular music, Brazilian music, and film music, and have been recognized at both national and international levels, and obtained prizes and performances on renowned film and music festivals, including New York Electroacoustic Music Festival, Electronic Music Midwest, University of Tennessee Contemporary Music Festival, SCI Conferences, Belgian Saxophone Choir, North American Saxophone Alliance Conference, Cannes Short Film Corner, Toronto Film Week, Anima Mundi, and WorldFest Houston, to name a few.