Principal, Rachel Fuller Memorial Chair
Leanna Renfro joined the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra as Principal Oboe in September 2013. She was Principal Oboe with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra from 2007 to 2015. In previous positions she has served as Adjunct Instructor of Oboe at Belmont University in Nashville, Principal Oboe of the Kentucky Symphony and Lecturer in Oboe at the University of Louisville’s School of Music.
A native of Kingsport, Tennessee, Leanna holds degrees from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (D.M.A.), the San Francisco Conservatory (M.M.), and Vanderbilt University (B.M.). Primary teachers have included Bobby Taylor, John de Lancie, and Mark Ostoich. During the summer, she performs with the Missouri Symphony Orchestra in Columbia, Missouri and the Peninsula Music Festival in Door County, Wisconsin.