Charlotte Leonard

Charlotte Leonard

Full Professor

Department of Music
Arts
SE-106H, Education Building Sudbury Campus

Biography

Charlotte Leonard is an Associate Professor of Music at Laurentian University, where she teaches music history and low brass. She is currently Chair of the Department. She received a Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree from The University of Western Ontario, a Master of Music in Trombone Performance from the University of Michigan, and both a Master of Art and a Ph.D. in Musicology from Duke University. Dr. Leonard has published two score anthologies of early baroque music. The first is entitled Seventeenth-Century Lutheran Church Music with Trombones and the second Selections from the Gespräche (1655-56) with Capellen by Andreas Hammerschmidt, both for A-R Editions. She has also published articles in the Historic Brass Society Journal, International Trombone Association Journal and Moravian Music Journal, as well as book reviews for the Historic Brass Journal and Newsletter, the American Musical Instrument Society, and The Canadian Association of Libraries Newsletter. She has given papers at the Biennial Conference on Baroque Music, American Bach Society, Canadian University Music Society, Early Brass Festival, International Brass Symposium, and International Trombone Festival, among others. Her current research focuses on the local history of the Sudbury Band and composer Sam Mason. Dr. Leonard's major sabbatical project is with two other trombone historians on a book entitled The Early Trombone: A Catalogue of Music from the 16th to the 19th Century. She plays principal tenor or alto trombone regularly with the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra, the North Bay Symphony Orchestra, the Northern Brass Quartet, the Northern Brass Choir, and occasionally with the Sault Symphony Orchestra. Her music history classes normally feature performance as an aspect of her pedagogy, usually resulting in her classes presenting a public concert of early music.

Education

  • Honours Bachelor of Music in Music Education
  • Master of Music in Trombone Performance
  • Master of Arts in Musicology
  • Ph.D. in Musicology

Research

Dr. Leonard's research focus includes repertoire for trombone, seventeenth-century Lutheran church music and brass ensembles, as well as the history of each of these subjects. Her interests include pedagogy in the areas of music history and trombone teaching, the history of local music ensembles, historical trombone performance and the transcription of scores of early baroque music for modern performance. Her current research focuses on the local history of the Sudbury Band and composer Sam Mason. Dr. Leonard is also involved in a project with two other trombone historians entitled The Early Trombone: A Catalogue of Music from the 16th to the 19th Century. In addition, she will be responsible for editing Volume 8 of the Complete Works of Sebastian Knüpfer (1633–76) as part of the American Institute of Musicology's series Corpus musicae.

Awards

  • Awarded the Certificate of Appreciation from the Centre for Academic Excellence for helping students at LU for the years 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
  • Awarded an Ontario Volunteer Service Award for 30 years of continued service with the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra in 2014.

Teaching

Fall / Winter 2015-16: MUSC 1015: An Introduction to the History of Western Music

Winter: MUSC 3096/4026: Music Editing