Gustavo Leone, Ph.D.
Composer Gustavo Leone is a Professor at the Department of Fine and Performing Arts of Loyola University Chicago. His principal composition teachers included Gerardo Gandini, Marta Lambertini, Ralph Shapey, Shulamit Ran, and John Eaton. He also studied electronic music with Howard Sandroff. Leone is a recipient of a Walter Hinrichsen Award given by the American Academy of Art and Letters. His music is included in the catalogs of C.F. Peters, New York, Toccata Classics, and Naxos Recordings. Ensembles such as Cuarteto Q-Arte, Grant Park Festival Orchestra, the Symphonic Orchestra of Michoacán, the Chicago Sinfonietta and the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, amongst others, have played and commissioned Leone's works. His work for the theater includes productions at the Yale Repertory Theatre, the Goodman Theater, Victory Gardens Theater, and Teatro Vista.
Jonathon Woolf has said on Music Web International, "Leone's is a versatile voice in the contemporary firmament."
Andrew Patner, writing for the Sun Times has said, "Gustavo Leone's 'Absurdopera' a comedic gem.'"
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
Walter Hinrichsen Award in composition given by the American Academy of Art and Letters.