Gustavo Leone, Ph.D.
|Title:||Professor of Music|
Ph.D., University of Chicago
M.A., University of Chicago
B.M., Catholic University of Argentina
Certificate in Non-profit Management, Graham School of General Studies
Dr. Gustavo Leone is a Professor of Music at the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, where he teaches music theory and composition.
Dr. Leone is a guitarist and composer orginally from Buenos Aires, Argentina. As a guitarist, he has played with ensembles such as Collegium Musicum and the Contemporary Chamber Players. His music is included in the catalogs of C.F. Peters, New York, and Lyon and Healy, Chicago. Ensembles and organizations such as the Grant Park Festival Orchestra, San Luis Obispo Chamber Orchestra, Concertante di Chicago, Symphonic Orchestra of Michoacan, the Chicago Sinfonietta, and the Czech National Symphony Orchestra have commissioned, played and recorded Dr. Leone's music. His work for the theatre includes compositions for productions at the Yale Repertory Theatre, the Goodman Theatre, and the Victory Gardens Theater, among other companies.
Dr. Leone's projects include a commission from the Sonic Inertia for a duo for marimba and piano, which premiered in October of 2009; writing incidental music for The Sins of Sor Juana, by Jose Rivera, which opened at the Goodman Theatre in June of 2010; CD release of Red Quintet, for harp and string quartet by the Cuarteto Arte Latinoamericano in Columbia; as well as co-coordinating the 2009 Latino Music Festival produced by the International Latino Cultural Center.
Walter Hinrichsen Award in composition given by the American Academy of Art and Letters.