ISB 2019 Convention Presenter — Tod Leavitt

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Name: Tod Leavitt
Presentation Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 3:00 PM
Presentation Venue: Ford Hall
Presentation Title: Contrabass: King of Pizzicato
Type of Presentation: Recital
Musical Style: Classical

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 Tod Leavitt is a classical and jazz bassist. He has performed professionally on both the acoustic and electric basses for over thirty years. As a classical bassist, Dr. Leavitt has performed with dozens of symphony orchestras throughout the United States. He has given world premieres of works by Jon Deak and Frank Proto. Dr. Leavitt is currently the Senior Lecturer of Contrabass at Valdosta State University, principal bassist of the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra and the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp Festival Orchestra. He is a member of the Savannah Philharmonic and regularly performs with The Charleston Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Leavitt completed two BA degrees at Michigan State University with Virginia Bodman and Peter Dominguez, an MA at the University of California, San Diego with Bertram Turetzky, and DMA at The Ohio State University with Dr. Paul Robinson; he also studied with Barry Green, Fran├žois Rabbath, and Paul Ellison at the University of Cincinnati, CCM. He has taught at Bowling Green State University, Earlham College and Xavier University.

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