Steven Leonard

Associate Concertmaster

Steven K. Leonard is a violinist in Traverse City, Michigan. Mr. Leonard graduated with a Bachelor of Music with Distinction in Violin Performance from the Eastman School of Music and a Master of Arts in Music from Truman State University. His major teachers were Raphael Bronstein, Oliver Steiner, James Buswell and Charles Castleman. Mr. Leonard studied chamber music with the Cleveland Quartet: Donald Weilerstein, Peter Salaff, Martha Katz and Paul Katz.

Mr. Leonard was Assistant Concertmaster of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra in Birmingham before moving to Atlanta, Georgia in 1995. He moved to Traverse City in 2009. His performance resume includes the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Atlanta Opera and Ballet Orchestras, the Atlanta Lyric Theater Orchestra, the Atlanta Pops, the Colorado Philharmonic and the Eastman/Dryden Theater Orchestra.

Mr. Leonard has held teaching positions at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, Birmingham Southern College, Huntingdon College, The Interlochen Center for the Arts, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, the Symphony School of America and Truman State University.  In Atlanta he was the Director of the String Orchestra and Chamber Music Program for the Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestras of Atlanta. He directed orchestra programs in the DeKalb and Atlanta Public School districts and at The Paideia School.

Currently, Steven K. Leonard performs as Associate Concertmaster in the Traverse Symphony Orchestra, and is the Director of the TSO Civic Chamber Music Program. He also performs as guest Assistant Concertmaster/Associate Principal of the violin sections in the West Michigan Symphony.

In 2015, Mr. Leonard was a guest artist at The Bridge Chamber Music Festival at St. Olaf and Carleton Colleges in Minnesota. He maintains a busy private teaching studio in Traverse City. Mr. Leonard is frequently a visiting artist at violin masterclasses throughout the country. He enjoys performing in solo and chamber music recitals regularly.



Private Studio Information:
Steven K. Leonard maintains a private violin studio in downtown Traverse City, Michigan. If you are interested in being a part of his studio class, please contact him at or call him at 404-210-5615.

Available for hire:
Steven K. Leonard specializes in performing solo violin at wedding ceremonies, receptions and special events.  He performs mostly classical music, but various other musical styles are also available upon request. For details, please contact him at or call him at 404-210-5615.

Steven Leonard