Leroy Medina earned his bachelor’s degree in Bassoon Performance form New Mexico State university in 2018 and a master’s degree in Bassoon Performance at the University of Texas at El Paso in 2020.
Leroy Currently teaches privately as a woodwind instructor in Santa Fe New Mexico. In previous years, he held principle positions with the UETP and NMSU Wind Symphony, Philharmonic Orchestra, and Symphonic Band.
In addition to his achievements as principle chair, he has toured with the UTEP Wind Symphony to the perform for the American Bandmasters Association in Colorado. Leroy has also toured with the NMSU Wind Symphony to Washington D.C. as one of four selected ensembles to perform for the John Philip Sousa Festival at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. He also had the opportunity to receive a master class from Eugene Izotov, principle oboist of the San Francisco Symphony while touring with the Wind Symphony. Leroy had the privilege of touring with the NMSU Philharmonic orchestra to San Antonio and Houston. In Houston, Leroy was offered a one on one master class with Jonathan Fischer, principle oboist of the Houston Symphony. In recent years, Leroy has had the opportunity to substitute for the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra and the El Paso Symphony Orchestra. Finally, Leroy earned a graduate assistanceship with UTEP fulfilling duties such s running bassoon master classes, private lessons, and teaching woodwind methods classes.
Leroy is currently self-employed by Medinas Woodwind Studio as a woodwind instructor, Fulfilling duties such as running bassoon master classes, and teaching private lessons for all woodwinds. He is also an active honorary member of Kappa Kappa Psi, Alpha Chi chapter. In addition, he is an alumnus of the Alpha class for the NMSU Kappa Kappa Psi, Gamma Eta chapter.