Violinist Leslee Smucker, is an active performer, collaborator, artist, and teacher. Her interest in the combination of arts impacted the creation of many inter-art projects, including Fantaisies en Spirale, which was performed at Association Philomuses in Paris. Her program Personae, based on the unknown music of the poet Ezra Pound, was premiered at the 37th Annual Meeting of the T.S. Eliot Society at the Auditorium Teatro della Clarisse in Rapallo, Italy, and performed at ATLAS black box theater in Boulder, Colorado, Terrible Beauty Conference at University of Virginia, and as a Guest Artist at University of South Florida. The performance includes a film co-created by Smucker and Jacob Landis-Eigsti, two commissioned works by Egemen Kesikli and JP Merz, as well as a poem entitled "Persona" by Jesse Nathan. Her subsequent album--also entitled Personae--was released on the label Gega New in April of 2017 and Naxos Direct on August 4, 2017. Of Personae, David Saemann of "Fanfare" magazine writes, "Smucker’s Personae represents its own world, seducing the listener into its sources of contemplation and reverie." Colin Clarke of "Fanfare" writes, "...[Smucker's] imagination seems to know no bounds..." and "Leslee Smucker is a fearless violinist...It is as if solo violin is her natural mode of expression, free to express herself in a multitude of ways, to reveal interconnections or to juxtapose pieces in the most stimulating of manners." Smucker's recording of The Logical Conclusion from Personae was featured on KGNU Denver/Boulder's "The Present Edge," a contemporary music radio show. Dr Smucker has several academic pursuits including an upcoming publication in the Ezra Pound Edinburgh Companion to the Arts. She was one of 20 fellows in the debut performance of the Barnes Ensemble at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia with conductor Robert Whalen, co-artistic director Katherine Skovira, and Artists-in-residence JACK Quartet. Dr Smucker is artistic director of the ensemble Green Room Artists, a collaborative and innovative chamber group that performs and presents new music and ideas to the Boulder area. In Spring of 2018, she will be Visiting Faculty at the University of South Florida. Leslee holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts from University of Colorado Boulder, two master’s degrees (performance and chamber music) from the University of South Florida, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in music and a minor in art from Goshen College. Her teachers include Harumi Rhodes, Lina Bahn, Carolyn Stuart, Monica Germino, and Solomia Soroka.