Leigh Muñoz

Assistant Professor of Bassoon and Academic Studies

Leigh Muñoz
(615) 898-2479
(615) 898-5037
Room 201, Saunders Fine Arts Building (SFA)
MTSU Box 47, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • DMA, University of Kansas (2020)
  • MM, Ohio University (2004)
  • BM, Oberlin College & Conservatory (2000)

Biography

Leigh Muñoz, an avid teacher, entrepreneur, and performer, brings a variety of experiences to her career.

This year Leigh joins Middle Tennessee State University as their Assistant Professor of Bassoon and Academic Studies and enters her tenth summer as faculty for the Bassoon Institute at Interlochen Arts Camp. She previously taught at High Plains Music Camp and Midwestern Music Academy. Prior to&...

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Leigh Muñoz, an avid teacher, entrepreneur, and performer, brings a variety of experiences to her career.

This year Leigh joins Middle Tennessee State University as their Assistant Professor of Bassoon and Academic Studies and enters her tenth summer as faculty for the Bassoon Institute at Interlochen Arts Camp. She previously taught at High Plains Music Camp and Midwestern Music Academy. Prior to her appointment at MTSU, Leigh held bassoon teaching positions at Washburn University and Missouri State University and the University of Missouri where she was also the Coordinator for Music Entrepreneurship.

Leigh is the founder and owner of GoBassoon Reeds, which provides professionals, amateurs and students with thousands of bassoon and contrabassoon reeds every year. In demand as a clinician, she has shared her knowledge of reed making with bassoonists at conferences and universities across the United States.

Leigh is currently a member of the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas. She has held contrabassoon positions in both the Springfield and Cedar Rapids Symphonies and has been a substitute bassoonist and contrabassoonist with the Kansas City Symphony, Lyric Opera, and Kansas City Ballet. Leigh has performed as concerto soloist with the University of Missouri Wind Ensemble and Philharmonia, University of Kansas Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra, Ottawa University Symphony Orchestra and Ohio University Symphony Orchestra.

Also an active member of the double reed community, Leigh has both performed and presented clinics at Midwest Double Reed Society Conferences and has served both as their web editor and treasurer. She has been selected to perform recitals at multiple International Double Reed Conferences, performing several world premieres. Leigh holds degrees from Oberlin Conservatory, Ohio University and a Performance Diploma from New England Conservatory. This spring she will graduate with her doctorate from the University of Kansas. Her principal teachers include George Sakakeeny, Eric Stomberg, and Richard Svoboda.

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