Dr. Leanne Hampton, principal flute of the Owensboro Symphony, joined the orchestra in 2020. She also serves as principal flute of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, Consortium Instructor of Flute at the University of Evansville, and flutist of the Harlaxton Wind Quintet. Additionally, Leanne teaches at Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro. She has also performed with the Colorado Symphony, Breckenridge Music Festival, Cheyenne Symphony, MahlerFest Orchestra, Boulder Opera Company, and the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. Leanne has competed and won prizes at the Mid-South Flute Society Young Artist, Colorado Flute Society, Oklahoma Flute Society, MTNA, and Plowman Chamber Music Competitions. She received additional training at the Aspen Music Festival and Texas Music Festival. Leanne has been a featured soloist with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, University of Evansville Orchestra, and the UE Wind Ensemble. Leanne also appears on the 2017 Indigo Girl’s Live with the University of Colorado Symphony album. In addition to her university positions, Leanne maintains a robust private flute studio with students from all over the Tri-State. Originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, she received a BA from the University of Central Arkansas and MM and DMA from the University of Colorado. Her principal teachers are Christina Jennings, Dr. Carolyn Brown, and Brook Ferguson. Other important influences include Nadine Asin and Leone Buyse. In her free time, she enjoys running, watching Jeopardy and NBA basketball.