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John K. Leupold, II


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University of Maryland, College Park, MD. Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition, 2009.


Appalachian State University, Boone, NC. Master of Music in Performance with concentrations in Music Theory/Composition and Percussion Performance, 2006.


Appalachian State University, Boone, NC. Bachelor of Music in Performance with concentrations in Music Theory/Composition and Percussion Performance, 2004.


University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago. Studied the music and culture of Trinidad and Tobago with a focus on the steel pan, 2003/2005.



Washington College, Chestertown, MD. Assistant Professor.

2012 - present


MUS 131 - Music Theory I. First-semester music theory and ear-training.

MUS 132 - Music Theory II. Second-semester music theory and ear-training.

MUS 231 - Music Theory III. Third-semester music theory and ear-training.

MUS 232 - Music Theory IV. Fourth-semester music theory and ear-training.

MUS 101 - Introduction to Music.

MUS 263 - Applied Percussion.

MUS 265 - Applied Composition.

MUS 278 - Steel Band.

MUS 430 - Orchestration and Arranging.

GRW 101 - Global Music Industry. Course designed for first-year non-music students.



Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD. Assistant Professor



MUS 100 - Music Appreciation

MUS 101 - Music Fundamentals.

MUS 113 - Ear-Training I.

MUS 114 - Music Theory II and Ear-Training II.

MUS 160 - History of Popular music (Also taught online).

MUS 221 - Applied Composition.

MUS 260 - Music History I.

MUS 261 - Music History II.

MUS 283 - Music Theory IV.

St. Mary's College of Maryland, St. Mary's City, MD. Adjunct Faculty.

2010 - 2011


MUS 205 - Music in History.

MUS 289 - Applied Composition.

MUS 340 - Orchestration.


Also held previous appointments at The Art Institue of Washington, Towson University, the Univesrity of Maryland, and Appalachian State Univesrity.

2010 - present

2010 - present



CMS National Conference.Oct. 27-29, 2016. Sante Fe, NM

- Paper Presentation entitled "Music Theory and Ear Training for the Visually Impaired

Leupold, John. Exasperating Perpetuation. Various artists. Ravello Records RR7931, 2016. CD.

Leupold, John and Jennifer Snodgrass. “Concurrent Collaborative Analysis: Integration of Technology for Peer-Learning.” College Music Symposium 54 (Dec 2014).


CMS National Conference. Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2014. St. Louis, MO.

- Paper Presentation entitled "Concurrent Collaborative Analysis."

“Teacher of the Month.” Named by DyKnow.


Open Ears, Open Minds - The Music of John Leupold. Three works performed and discussed.

- February 19, 2014.


CMS Southern/Mid-Atlantic Joint Regional Conference.  Feb 13-15, 2014. Knoxville, TN.

- Paper Presentation entitled Concurrent Collaborative Analysis.


CMS National Conference. Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2013. Boston, MA.

- Panelist for session entitled “The Future of the Society: A National Perspective on CMS Student Chapters.”

- Faculty mentor for a student presentation.


Exposition. 2011. Content developer. An online music theory assessment tool to be published by Pearson/ Prentice Hall in conjunction with the 6th edition of Fundamentals of Music by Earl Henry and Jennifer Snodgrass.


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