About Grace Leckey

Grace Leckey is a senior majoring in Audio Engineering and Sound Production (AESP) at the Jacobs School of Music with a concentration in music performance – a pursuit that has led her to study piano, drum set, harp, and composition.

Grace has performed as pianist and vocalist in the AESP House Band, as well as in her own Bloomington-based pop rock band GraceKellie. In February 2020, GraceKellie celebrated the release of their album Like the Princess, which is available on CD, as well as on all major streaming platforms. She currently performs and records with her new Bloomington-based folk rock band The Barncats, in which she plays acoustic guitar, sings, and composes.

In the fall of 2020, Grace interned with Women’s Audio Mission (WAM), a nonprofit whose mission is to record, connect, and train women and gender non-conforming individuals in audio production. She currently volunteers with Girls Rock Bloomington, facilitating recording and audio production workshops with local girls, trans, and non-binary youth.

Grace works as an audio production assistant in the Musical Arts Center, the StAAR (Student Artist Audition Recording) session manager in the Georgina Joshi Studio, and a sound studio employee for the School of Theatre and Contemporary Dance.

In 2021, Grace became Indiana University’s ADAM Audio scholarship recipient and student ambassador. She also received the Executive Dean’s Award in Research and Creative Activity for her work as the sound designer on IU’s production of Big Fish in the fall of 2019.

Grace is from Arlington, VA.

For Bloomington Playwrights Project Modern (Mixer, 2022)
For Bloomington Stages The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson Musical (Music Director)
For IU: The Threepenny Opera (Sound Designer, 2021) Bonnets (Music Director, 2020); Tiger Beat (Music Director, 2020); Little Women (Sound Designer, 2021); Big Fish (Sound Designer, 2019)
For IUST: Little Shop of Horrors (Mixer, 2019); Sticks and Stones (Mixer, 2019)
For JSOM: The Magic Flute (Head Engineer, 2021); The Desert Music by Steve Reich (Head Record Engineer, 2019); The Jungle by William Griffith III (Head Engineer, 2021)

Recent Credits

Bowling for Beginners

IU Theatre — Sound Designer

The Threepenny Opera

IU Theatre — Sound Designer

Closer Than Ever

IU Summer Theatre — Associate Sound Designer

Little Women

IU Theatre — Sound Designer


IU Theatre — Music Director / Co-Sound Designer

At First Sight - A Festival of New Plays

IU Theatre — Music Director, Tiger Beat

Big Fish

IU Theatre — Sound Designer