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      About Chris Leeper

      Chris Leeper
      Chris Leeper
      Music Teacher, Professional
      Location: Hickory, NC
      Speaks: English
      Instructs: Trombone, Trumpet
      Education: Western Carolina University: B.S. Ed. in Music Education, B.M. in Music, Certificate in Music Technology
      Performance Experience: Western Carolina University: Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Catamount Singers & Electric Soul, Cathouse Band, Pride of the Mountains Marching Band, Trumpet Ensemble, Solo recital performances & and various other student instrumental groups. Lenoir Rhyne Jazz Ensemble, Hickory Community Theatre, & various gigs around the Hickory area.
      Teaching Experience: Tuscola High School Band (2018-2019): Intern/Student Teacher, Salisbury High School Band (2019-2020): Band Staff/Director's Assistant, Hickory High School Band (2019-present) Band Staff/Director's Assistant/Jazz Band Instructor, Music & Arts Brass Instructor (2019-present)
      Teaching Philosophy: Any student can be successful. That success isn't measured in ability, but in their overall sense of accomplishment and enjoyment. Music is for everyone, and ultimately that is what's most important at the end of the day.

      Get to know Chris Leeper

      Chris Leeper is a Trumpet Player, Educator, and Composer/Arranger from Hickory, NC. In May of 2019, he completed his undergraduate degree at Western Carolina University in the field of Music Education. During his time at WCU, Chris was a part of various ensembles such as the Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, Trumpet Ensemble, and many others. Chris also served as trumpet section leader for the Pride of the Mountains Marching band for 3 years, and was a recurring soloist in many of the group's pregame and halftime shows. In addition to his time at WCU, Chris has also performed with groups such as the Blue Ridge Big Band, Asheville Jazz Orchestra, Frank Love Orchestra, and the Lenoir-Rhyne University Jazz Ensemble. Currently alongside his work at Music & Arts, Chris is a member of the band staff at Hickory High School, where he serves as assistant to the director, and helps instruct the marching, concert, and jazz bands. 

      Chris Leeper teaches at:
      1620 8th Street Dr SE
      Hickory, NC 28602
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