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Craig Leffer

[Craig Leffer]

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Music
Last Updated: July 28, 2021
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Biography

Biography

Craig Leffer joined the UTA faculty as a lecturer in cello in 2016. Currently he performs with the Dallas Opera Orchestra, Dallas Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony, and serves as principal cellist of the Abilene Philharmonic. An advocate of community service, he performs with Texas Winds Musical Outreach and as an artist-in-residence at Baylor University Medical Center. A New York native, Leffer holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and Cleveland Institute of Music. Festival appearances include Bravo Vail, Kent-Blossom, Ohio Light Opera, New York String Orchestra Seminar, and Utah Festival Opera. As a principal cellist, Leffer has played with the Midland-Odessa and Syracuse symphonies, and with the New York String Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. He has also performed as a member of the Cleveland Chamber Symphony and the National Repertory Orchestra. Leffer was formerly a faculty member at Midland College and the University of Texas at the Permian Basin. Leffer plays on a modern Italian cello by Paolo de Barbieri from Genoa dated 1952.

Education

Education

    • 2002 MM in Cello Performance
      Cleveland Institute of Music
    • 2000 BM in Cello Performance
      Eastman School Of Music

Courses

      • MUSI 2222-010 DEVELOPMENTAL PRIVATE LESSONS
        (Course Id: 111016)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 0171-010 ELECTIVE PERFORMANCE
        (Course Id: 105583)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 0171-013 ELECTIVE PERFORMANCE
        (Course Id: 105583)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 0271-010 ELECTIVE PERFORMANCE
        (Course Id: 113830)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 5327-001 PRIVATE LESSONS IN CELLO
        (Course Id: 111090)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 3244-003 PRIVATE LESSONS IN STRINGS
        (Course Id: 105699)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • MUSI 3245-003 PRIVATE LESSONS IN STRINGS
        (Course Id: 105700)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 3191-010 SECONDARY LESSONS IN STRINGS
        (Course Id: 111540)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 0010-012 STUDIO CLASS
        (Course Id: 112530)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 5010-012 STUDIO CLASS
        (Course Id: 112928)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 0171-010 ELECTIVE PERFORMANCE
        (Course Id: 105583)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 5127-001 PRIVATE LESSONS IN CELLO
        (Course Id: 111126)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 5227-001 PRIVATE LESSONS IN CELLO
        (Course Id: 111065)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 5327-001 PRIVATE LESSONS IN CELLO
        (Course Id: 111090)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 1244-003 PRIVATE LESSONS IN STRINGS
        (Course Id: 105617)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 2244-003 PRIVATE LESSONS IN STRINGS
        (Course Id: 105662)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 2244-007 PRIVATE LESSONS IN STRINGS
        (Course Id: 105662)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 2245-003 PRIVATE LESSONS IN STRINGS
        (Course Id: 105663)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 2245-007 PRIVATE LESSONS IN STRINGS
        (Course Id: 105663)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 3244-003 PRIVATE LESSONS IN STRINGS
        (Course Id: 105699)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 3244-007 PRIVATE LESSONS IN STRINGS
        (Course Id: 105699)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 3245-003 PRIVATE LESSONS IN STRINGS
        (Course Id: 105700)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 4454-003 PRIVATE LESSONS IN STRINGS
        (Course Id: 105809)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 4455-003 PRIVATE LESSONS IN STRINGS
        (Course Id: 105810)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 3191-010 SECONDARY LESSONS IN STRINGS
        (Course Id: 111540)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 0010-010 STUDIO CLASS
        (Course Id: 112530)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 5010-010 STUDIO CLASS
        (Course Id: 112928)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 0126-006 CHAMBER MUSIC
        (Course Id: 105577)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 0126-007 CHAMBER MUSIC
        (Course Id: 105577)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 5112-006 CHAMBER MUSIC
        (Course Id: 111390)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 5112-007 CHAMBER MUSIC
        (Course Id: 111390)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 0171-013 ELECTIVE PERFORMANCE
        (Course Id: 105583)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 0171-113 ELECTIVE PERFORMANCE
        (Course Id: 105583)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 1244-007 PRIVATE LESSONS IN STRINGS
        (Course Id: 105617)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 1245-007 PRIVATE LESSONS IN STRINGS
        (Course Id: 105618)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 2244-007 PRIVATE LESSONS IN STRINGS
        (Course Id: 105662)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 2245-007 PRIVATE LESSONS IN STRINGS
        (Course Id: 105663)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 3244-007 PRIVATE LESSONS IN STRINGS
        (Course Id: 105699)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 3245-007 PRIVATE LESSONS IN STRINGS
        (Course Id: 105700)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 4244-007 PRIVATE LESSONS IN STRINGS
        (Course Id: 105770)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 3191-013 SECONDARY LESSONS IN STRINGS
        (Course Id: 111540)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 1244-007
        Fall - 2019
      • MUSI 1245-007
        Fall - 2019
      • MUSI 2245-007
        Fall - 2019
      • MUSI 3245-007
        Fall - 2019
      • MUSI 4244-007
        Fall - 2019
      • MUSI 5112-007
        Fall - 2019
      • MUSI 5112-008
        Fall - 2019
      • MUSI 0126-007 CHAMBER MUSIC
        (Course Id: 105577)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 0126-008 CHAMBER MUSIC
        (Course Id: 105577)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 0171-013 ELECTIVE PERFORMANCE
        (Course Id: 105583)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 2244-007 PRIVATE LESSONS IN STRINGS
        (Course Id: 105662)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 3244-007 PRIVATE LESSONS IN STRINGS
        (Course Id: 105699)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 3191-013 SECONDARY LESSONS IN STRINGS
        (Course Id: 111540)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 0126-006 CHAMBER MUSIC
        (Course Id: 105577)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 5112-006 CHAMBER MUSIC
        (Course Id: 111390)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 0171-013 ELECTIVE PERFORMANCE
        (Course Id: 105583)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 1245-009 PRIVATE LESSONS IN STRINGS
        (Course Id: 105618)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 2245-009 PRIVATE LESSONS IN STRINGS
        (Course Id: 105663)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 3191-013 SECONDARY LESSONS IN STRINGS
        (Course Id: 111540)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • MUSI 0126-006 CHAMBER MUSIC
        (Course Id: 105577)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • MUSI 0126-007 CHAMBER MUSIC
        (Course Id: 105577)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • MUSI 5112-007 CHAMBER MUSIC
        (Course Id: 111390)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • MUSI 0171-110 ELECTIVE PERFORMANCE
        (Course Id: 105583)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • MUSI 0171-210 ELECTIVE PERFORMANCE
        (Course Id: 105583)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • MUSI 1244-009 PRIVATE LESSONS IN STRINGS
        (Course Id: 105617)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • MUSI 2244-009 PRIVATE LESSONS IN STRINGS
        (Course Id: 105662)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • MUSI 0126-004 CHAMBER MUSIC
        (Course Id: 105577)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • MUSI 0126-005 CHAMBER MUSIC
        (Course Id: 105577)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • MUSI 5112-004 CHAMBER MUSIC
        (Course Id: 111390)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • MUSI 0171-010 ELECTIVE PERFORMANCE
        (Course Id: 105583)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • MUSI 1245-009 PRIVATE LESSONS IN STRINGS
        (Course Id: 105618)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • MUSI 0126-004 CHAMBER MUSIC
        (Course Id: 105577)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • MUSI 1244-009 PRIVATE LESSONS IN STRINGS
        (Course Id: 105617)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • MUSI 3244-009 PRIVATE LESSONS IN STRINGS
        (Course Id: 105699)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • MUSI 3191-012 SECONDARY LESSONS IN STRINGS
        (Course Id: 111540)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • MUSI 0126-004 CHAMBER MUSIC
        (Course Id: 105577)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • MUSI 1245-003 PRIVATE LESSONS IN STRINGS
        (Course Id: 105618)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • MUSI 2245-003 PRIVATE LESSONS IN STRINGS
        (Course Id: 105663)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • MUSI 3245-003 PRIVATE LESSONS IN STRINGS
        (Course Id: 105700)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • MUSI 3191-010 SECONDARY LESSONS IN STRINGS
        (Course Id: 111540)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • MUSI 0010-010 STUDIO CLASS
        (Course Id: 112530)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • MUSI 0126-005 CHAMBER MUSIC
        (Course Id: 105577)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • MUSI 2244-005 PRIVATE LESSONS IN STRINGS
        (Course Id: 105662)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • MUSI 3191-010 SECONDARY LESSONS IN STRINGS
        (Course Id: 111540)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016