DMA University of Utah
MM University of Kansas
BM University of Utah
Dr. Leslie Henrie is a local professional violinist, violist,and teacher. She received her Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance at the University of Utah in 2001 and her Masters of Music degree in Violin Performance at the University of Kansas in 2006. She completed her Artist’s Diploma in 2008 at Park University’s International Center for Music, and while living in Kansas City she was the associate concertmaster and principle second violin for the St. Joseph Symphony. She completed her Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in violin and viola performance and pedagogy at the University of Utah in 2013, where she was a teaching assistant to Dr. Hasse Borup. Her lecture recital and dissertation emphasis was on the literary imagery and elements found in the Violin Sonatas Op. 105 and 121 of Robert Schumann. During her doctoral studiesshe also served as concertmaster of the Utah Philharmoniaand was one of the first recipients of the University of Utah Graduate String Quartet Fellowship. As a member of the quartet, she enjoyed most of all touring to local high schools throughout the Salt Lake and Utah Valleys, presenting outreach and educational chamber music concerts to young music students.
Ms. Henrie performs and records extensively with many local professional organizations, including the UtahSymphony, Vivaldi Virtuosi, Utah Chamber Artists, and the LDS Church. She was most recently featured as a soloist on Covenant Communications’ album release, “This Is The Christ,” where she premiered a new solo work written by local LDS composer and artist Marshall McDonald. She has performed in masterclasses given by Joseph Silverstein, Cho-Liang Lin, and Eric Rosenblithamong others, and past teachers include Gerald Elias, Mikhail Boguslavsky, Ben Sayevich, Martin Storey, andEric Rosenblith. She is currently on the faculties at Salt Lake Community College and Utah Valley University, where she teaches violin, viola, and various other music courses. As of Fall 2013 she will be part of the violin and viola faculty at the University of Utah String Preparatory School. She teaches and coaches chamber music annually at the University of Utah Summer Chamber Music Workshops. She also maintains her own private studio.