LEILA SARAH LUSTIG was born in Louisville, Kentucky. She studied voice and composition at UCLA and received her doctorate at the University of Wisconsin. She worked for a number of years as a coach-accompanist, then turned to producing music for public radio stations. Since moving to Canada in 1987, she has worked as an arts publicist and marketer, and in public relations at a university. While Ms. Lustig has composed for all media, her main focus is the human voice.