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Leigh-Ann Lethco, Music Education

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LethcoPh.D., M.M., B.M.; Music Education; received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Music Education from Ohio University and received her Ph.D. in Music Education, with a minor in wind conducting, from Louisiana State University. At LSU she was a student of James Byo and Frank Wickes. She 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, premiered new works, and were invited guests at parades and festivals. Many of her former students are successful music teachers at all levels.

Dr. Lethco has served as an adjudicator, clinician, and guest conductor for middle and high school bands 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, Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra, several community bands and Wisconsin Symphonic Winds. She has taught trumpet and many wind instruments.

Dr. Lethco serves as the Chair of the Publications Committee of the Wisconsin School Music Association. She has served on several professional committees at the college and state levels and 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, in addition to teaching classes, she has presented sessions at several local conferences. In the community, she volunteers in schools and churches with 4K-12 education and served on the Board of Directors for The Valley Academy for the Arts. She continues to teach school children as a beginning band instructor, high school marching band camp instructor and as the director of the Oshkosh Symphony Philharmonia string ensemble.

Under her direction, the UW Oshkosh Handbell choir has performed many concerts on campus and in the community at schools, churches, nursing homes and the library, often collaborating with ensembles and presenting workshops. They have premiered many works by student composers as well as a faculty composer.

At UW Oshkosh, Dr. Lethco is a Lecturer in Music, having previously taught in the Music Education Department at Baylor University. She has taught instrumental and general music education methods and techniques courses, conducting, music theory, music appreciation and supervises student teachers and clinicians. She has directed the Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble and the University Handbell Choir.


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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

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