Baritone Brian Leeper is Voice Area Coordinator at UW-Whitewater. In demand as a soloist and clinician, he has presented master classes and recitals at numerous Universities across the United States. Frequently appearing as soloist in Oratorio and Opera, Mr. Leeper has performed over twenty major roles with opera companies in the US and abroad. He made his New York City debut performing the role of Dulcamara in Donezetti's L'Elisir d'Amore at CAMI Hall.
Since beginning teaching at UW-Whitewater, he has been featured as soloist in Wisconsin area performances of The Verdi Requiem, Walton's Belshazzar's Feast, Rutter's Mass of the Children and five performances of Handel's Messiah. Mr. Leeper is currently on the voice faculty and director of the Studio Program at La Musica Lirica in Novafeltria, Italy, and was previously on the voice faculty of Operafestival di Roma, in Rome, Italy. Brian holds degrees from Luther College and The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and is currently completing the DM in Voice Performance from the Florida State University. He has studied voice with Roy Delp, Yvonne Ciannella, David Judisch, Harold Stark & Richard Grace.