Dr. Cleo Leung is a doctoral graduate of the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music in Flute Performance with a cognate in Orchestral Studies. Dr. Leung began studying the flute in the fourth grade and joined her first youth orchestra at the age of ten. Since then, she has served in many ensembles across the country, including the Dayton Philharmonic, Orchestra Kentucky, the Owensboro Symphony, Springfield Symphony, the Banff Festival Orchestra, the CCM Philharmonic, the CCM Wind Orchestra, and the Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra, including playing in international tours to Australia and New Zealand (Peninsula Youth Orchestra), Spoleto, Italy (CCM Spoleto Festival), and South Korea (Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra). She has also appeared in the chamber music focused Vianden Festival in Luxembourg, and appears frequently in duo with classical guitarists around the Cincinnati, OH area.
Since August 2015, Dr. Leung has served on the faculty of the University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, as the adjunct flute instructor, director of the flute ensemble, and Coordinator/Director for the Summer Woodwind Performance Institute (Information pertaining to the summer institute can be found at: As a freelance pedagogue, Dr. Leung has led band sectionals during the school year and served on staff during summer band camps in Grant County, KY, Boone County, KY, Hamilton, OH, Mariemont, OH, and Forest Hills Schools, Cincinnati, OH.
Using a teaching philosophy geared towards building each individual student's fundamental flute playing through positive reinforcement, as well as creative and humorous analyses designed to help students think through their practice and playing smartly, she is universally popular with students, ranging from middle schoolers to adults. She believes in applying the same dynamic critical thinking processes and research that she learned as an experimental physicist during her undergraduate studies to music in both performance and education.
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Dr. Cleo Leung Is available for private or group lessons in person or through Skype, band/youth orchestra ensemble coaching in the Cincinnati area. To contact Dr. Leung for performance or teaching, please complete the contact form with relevant information.