Instructor of Music



Dr. Terry Leahy is trombone instructor at Colorado State University. Originally from Australia, Dr. Leahy has performed as a soloist in the UK, Finland, Australia, the U.S., South Africa, and Austria. He holds degrees from the Australian National University, the University of Minnesota and Northwestern University. As an orchestral musician, Dr. Leahy held tenured positions in the Finnish National Opera Orchestra, The Savonlinna Festival Opera Orchestra (Finland) and currently performs with the Peninsula Music Festival Orchestra (Wisconsin). He is equally at home on tenor and bass trombones and has recorded and performed on bass trumpet and tenor tuba. He has performed as guest principal bass trombone with the London Symphony, the Sydney Symphony, the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Welsh National Opera, the Chicago Philharmonic, and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. As guest principal trombone he has performed with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, the Scottish Opera, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (UK), and the Helsinki Philharmonic. As an educator, Dr. Leahy has presented masterclasses in Australia, the US, the UK, and South Africa. He has previously been on the faculties of Central Michigan University and Northwestern University. Dr. Leahy can be heard on recordings for Deutsche Grammophon, Sony, and Warner. He has worked with conductors including: Pierre Boulez, Giandrea Noseda, Daniel Barenboim, Thomas Hengelbrock, Jiri Belohlavek, Danielle Gatti, Sakari Oramo, and Daniel Harding.