Dr. Leon Harshenin
Professor of Music, PianoOffice Location: Smith-Hermanson MC 163
Phone: (765) 998-5230
Specialties: Applied Piano, Music Theory, Piano Literature, Piano Performance, Chamber Music
Major career accomplishments:
Since arriving in Indiana, Dr. Harshenin has been much in demand as a piano competition adjudicator, and is currently state coordinator of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Junior High Performance Competition. He has also served as President of the Marion Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) Board of Directors, and with the MPO has performed Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos and Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals. He has performed as soloist and chamber musician in the Midwest, California, New York, western Canada, Ontario, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, and Ecuador. In fall 2007 Dr. Harshenin toured Indiana with a lecture-recital called The Artful Genius of Chopin, which he presented at the Indiana, Michigan and California Music Teachers Association state conferences, as well as the MTNA national conference in Atlanta during spring 2008.