While studying with Dr. Leone, students have been winners and participants in such competitions as:


Virginia Waring International Piano Competition

Minnesota International e-Piano Competition

"Jaén"International Piano Competition Prize

Music Teachers National Association Young Artist and Junior Performance Competitions

“Young Texas Artists” Music Competition

Fryderyk Chopin Society of Texas International Chopin Piano Competition


Doctoral programs

Alumni from the Leone studio have completed or are currently in doctoral programs at:


The University of Montreal, Canada

University of Queensland, Australia

Conservatory of Music, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Butler School of Music, University of Texas at Austin

College of Music, University of North Texas

Moores School of Music, University of Houston


Current and former students on the web:


Dr. Choong-ha Nam

Dr. Jonathan Tsay

Dr. Yvonne Michalski

Dr. Erika Kinser

Dr. Artina Hunter

Aaron Kurz

Lewis Warren, Jr.

Eldred Marshall

Rachel Yarborough

Andrew Packard

Carmela Casipit

Grace Choi

Ana Gomez Ferstl

April Boukadoum

Victoria Nooe

Sarah Michelini


Aaron Kurz

Lewis Warren, Lynn Harrell Competition winner