As an editor and
arranger, Dr. Leo Welch has published over 40 arrangements and
editions of solo, chamber, and guitar ensemble works. Welch's
arrangement of G.P. Telemanns Trio Sonata in A Minor was
featured in a guitar chamber music concert at the White House in
December of 2004. As an educator and pedagogue, he has presented
sessions at many regional and national MENC conferences concerning
teaching class guitar in the public schools. He has also written
articles relating to guitar education and pedagogy that have been
featured in the American String Teacher, Soundboard (Guitar
Foundation of America), and GuitArt International periodicals.
Welch remains active as a performer; recent performances include
chamber music concerts at Carnegie Hall (Weill Recital Hall), Spivey
Hall (Atlanta) and the Peabody Conservatory of Music. Welch currently
serves as assistant dean at the Florida State University the College
of Music. His responsibilities include College outreach, promotional
and public relations activities, as well as providing administrative
support for the Summer Music Camps, the Festival for New Music and
the many other international and national symposiums and festivals
offered by the College.
received his Doctor of Music, and Master of Music in performance from
Florida State University, where he studied classical guitar with
Bruce Holzman. His advanced classical guitar study includes the
performance of Bach transcriptions with Nicholas Goluses, and jazz
guitar studies with Gene Bertoncini at the Eastman School of Music.
In addition to his administrative duties at Florida State, Welch also
teaches music theory, music education and guitar ensemble courses.