Leander STAR - French Horn Performance and Pedagogy in the Midsouth and around the country

Welcome! If you are in need of my full bio, you can find it here as well as my curriculum vitae, here.

A little about me: 

I am the French horn player with the touring wind quintet the City of Tomorrow. Formed in 2010, the City of Tomorrow has become known for its virtuosic and heartfelt performances of modern works. In 2011, the City of Tomorrow was awarded the Gold Medal at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, and in 2014 was the recipient of a Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Grant. In addition to my work with the City of Tomorrow, I hold positions with the Oregon Ballet Theater Orchestra and the Portland Opera Orchestra. I also play regularly with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, the IRIS Orchestra in Germantown, Tennessee, and the Arkansas Symphony in Little Rock. As well as teaching private students in my home in Memphis, TN, I am the horn instructor at both Rhodes College and the University of Mississippi at Oxford.

Performing Holcombe Waller's staged song cycle, Wayfinders.

I invite you to explore my website...

There are upcoming chances to see me play on the Live page. There are videos, audio, and pictures of all kinds on my Media page. Students interested in lessons should check out my Students tab. You can read my cheesy practice blog, "Starlog." I am transgender, which means that I was assigned female at birth but now move through the world as a man. For more information about this, please check out my History page.