A native of Seattle, Leonard Byrne has an advanced degree in electrical engineering from the University of Idaho. He has played the tuba for the Spokane Symphony since 1975, spending years juggling more than fifty hours a week at an engineering job with symphony responsibilities. He retired in 2001 from his "day job" to devote more time to music.
About Leonard Byrne:
With the Symphony since: Fall 1975
Hometown: How do you define hometown? Elementary School in Seattle (Burien actually) Junior High and Senior High in Huntsville Alabama.
Schools attended: University of Idaho. BS and MS in Electrical Engineering
I first started to play music when: Piano lessons in 4th grade
Favorite Composers: Composers who write tuba parts
Hobbies: Splitting Firewood, Kayaking, Traveling, Playing unusual brass instruments
Volunteer activities include: Washington Society of Professional Engineers
Favorite things to do in Spokane: Royal Fireworks Concert, Clarion Concerts