Michigan Youth Performing Arts Pre-college Artistic Manager, Strings
Dr. Leo Singer is an active American cellist, teacher, administrator, and scholar. Leo was recently named Artistic Manager at the University of Michigan Performing Arts Pre-college, and also currently serves as Distinguished Artist of Cello at the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings in Macon, GA (part of Mercer University). In the summer, Leo is on faculty at Center Stage Strings at the University of Michigan campus. As a performer, Dr. Singer has enjoyed a multifaceted career collaborating with many of the great artists of our time. An experienced orchestral musician, Leo has played principal cello of the Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra, the Yale Symphony Orchestra, the Juilliard Pre-College Orchestra, and others. As a teacher, Leo has seen his students attend the finest music schools and summer festivals in the world, including the Juilliard School, Rice University, Manhattan School of Music, The University of Michigan, The Aspen Music Festival, Pacific Music Festival, Music Academy of the West and many more. An avid scholar of technical studies, Leo authored his own book “Changes of Position,” which focuses on principles and concepts for the left-hand. Leo received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University, where he graduated with distinction in the Intensive Music Major. He went on to receive his Master’s Degree and Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Michigan, serving as teaching assistant for world renowned pedagogue Richard Aaron.