Leigh-Ann Lethco, Music Education
Ph.D., M.M., B.M.; Music Education; received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Music Education from Ohio University, and taught K-12 instrumental and general music for five years in Ohio public schools. There, she directed instrumental ensembles at beginning, middle and high school levels including concert band, marching band, jazz band and chamber ensembles. Her students and ensembles consistently earned superior ratings. As a university graduate assistant, she also directed concert and marching bands in addition to classroom teaching.
Dr. Lethco received her Ph.D. in Music Education from Louisiana State University, with a minor in wind conducting. She was a student of James Byo and Frank Wickes. Dr. Lethco has served as an adjudicator, clinician, and guest conductor in WI and other states. She has played trumpet throughout her career in a variety of ensembles including, Heidelberg Brass Band, Firelands Symphony Orchestra, Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, several community bands and Wisconsin Symphonic Winds. Privately, she has taught trumpet and many wind instruments.
Dr. Lethco serves as the Chair of the Publications Committee of the Wisconsin School Music Association. At UW Oshkosh she serves on the Faculty Development Board. For nine years she served as the Membership Chair of the National Band Association-Wisconsin Chapter. She has presented research at state and national conventions, has published in Contributions to Music Education and Wisconsin School Musician, and has presented at the Wisconsin Music Education Association State Music Conference. In the area of Early Childhood Music, Dr. Lethco has presented sessions at several local conferences and has taught classes. In the community, she volunteers in schools and churches with 4K-12 education and serves on the Board of Directors for The Valley Academy for the Arts.
At UW Oshkosh, Dr. Lethco is a Lecturer in Music, having previously taught in the Music Education Department at Baylor University. She has taught methods and techniques courses in general and instrumental music education, clinical and student teacher supervision, conducting, music theory, music appreciation, and has directed the Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble and the University Handbell Choir.
University Handbell Choir
MUSIC 285: Woodwind Techniques
MUSIC 286: Brass Techniques
MUSIC 301: Instrumental Methods
MUSIC 319: Music Methods for Elementary Educators
MUSIC 387/388: Choral/Instrumental Conducting
MUSIC 399: Instrumental Ensemble Lab
SEC ED 367: Clinical Teaching in Music
Instrumental Music Student Teacher Supervision