Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, violist Leslie Dragan is completing her Master of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music this spring, studying with Lynne Ramsey. She has also completed a Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, studying with John Graham. Leslie is a member of the Canton Symphony Orchestra and Akron Symphony Orchestra. She also plays regularly with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and New World Symphony. In past summers, she has played in the Aspen Music Festival Orchestras, National Repertory Orchestra and Spoleto USA Festival Orchestra. This summer she will return to play with the Spoleto USA Festival Orchestra and will play in the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra in Lucerne, Switzerland, conducted by Pierre Boulez.