Laura Katherine Perry

2021 Winner

“I am honoured, humbled, thrilled, and thankful to be chosen for the first Jane LeBlanc Music Composer Award. Thank you. I am inspired, and I can’t wait to get to work - the true breadth of how I feel will come out through the music.” Laura

Laura is a multi-instrumentalist and composer from Minto NB. She composes music for film and independent release and plays piano, keyboards, guitar, mandolin, and sings. She did a good part of growing up in Beresford, NB, wherein in high school, she learned to play the guitar and formed a band with her (now) husband. She studied piano throughout her school years before pursuing postgraduate studies in science, obtaining a Master’s degree in Physics in 2006. She has had a varied career - professor, high school teacher, bandmate, scientist, stay-at-home mom, manager, composer.

In 2016 she was asked to score Flag Girl, a short film by Emilie Peltier, and has been sharing music online or in short films consistently since. She has one professionally recorded album (The Traps - Ottawa - 2008), numerous independent releases (2016 - ongoing), and live performances and collaborations across many musical styles. She loves to dabble in moods by combining the organic with the synthetic, the raw with the refined.

Laura has three daughters and lives and works in Moncton, NB. Find her online at