Serving Carolina Voices since 2011, Mr. Leo is thrilled to lead this artistic & administrative team, as well as this phenomenal community of singers to unite, educate and enrich our community through song. Mr. Leo is a native to Wheaton, IL and earned his Bachelors in Music Education from Illinois Wesleyan University (David Nott) and Masters of Music in Choral Conducting from the University of Southern California (William Dehning). Other significant mentors include Doreen Rao, John DeGroot, Paul Wiens and Jeffrey Hunt. Mr. Leo is an active member of the American Choral Directors Association, having served in leadership roles at the state and division levels in Vocal Jazz/Show Choir, Music & Worship and Convention Facilities. Mr. Leo is a performer in his own right, singing professionally in Charlotte, Chicago, Los Angeles and London and performing and directing musical theatre throughout his career. Most recently having sung with the Cantata Choir of Bach Akademie Charlotte and having served as Director of Music & Worship Arts at Matthews United Methodist Church, Mr. Leo is currently pursing an Ed. D in Organizational Leadership through Vanderbilt University.