Leslie J. Timmons
LESLIE TIMMONS, Associate Professor, is responsible for the flute studio and elementary music methods in the Music Department, Caine College of the Arts, at Utah State University. She is flutist with the American Festival Orchestra and has performed with Lansing Symphony, San Luis Obispo Symphony, Pacific Repertory Opera, and Utah Festival Opera.
As an Orff Schulwerk specialist she has been on the staff of the Cache Children's Choir since her appointment in 1991. She has worked extensively in elementary schools as an Artist-in-Residence with both the Utah Arts Council and the Utah State Office of Education and has served on the national boards of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association and the American Recorder Society. She directs teacher education courses on the Logan campus each summer and is a clinician for workshops across the country. In 1999 the Utah Music Educators Association designated her "Utah's Outstanding Music Educator".
Leslie is a founding member of the USU faculty woodwind quintet, Logan Canyon Winds. As an ensemble they have commissioned numerous works that engage young audiences in active participation during concerts, sometimes involving students directly in performance. These include works by Professor Emeritus Dennis Griffin, Philip Parker and Libby Larsen. Their most recent work for double quintet, "Sacred Women" by composer Jeff Scott, was premiered at the National Flute Association convention in Las Vegas in 2012.
Her duo ~AirFare~ with clarinetist Nicholas Morrison toured under the auspices of the Utah Performing Arts Tour, as an American Cultural Specialist Abroad and as a representative of the U.S. Department of State and is listed on the Utah Arts Council Arts Education roster on Now Playing Utah. Teaching and performing activities have taken them across the United States and to Haiti, Netherlands, Central America, and the Navajo Nation in southeastern Utah.
Leslie was awarded a Fulbright grant for post-graduate study at the Orff Institute/Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria and was active in establishing the first Utah Chapter of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association. She is currently serving as Vice President for Elementary Music on the board of the Utah Music Educators Association.