Marcey W. Leonard, a Richmond, Virginia native, has been the Admissions Assistant for VCUarts Music since January 2017. Marcey holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Virginia Commonwealth University (2019) and loves that with her work, she can give back to the department and community that gave so much to her. Besides communicating with prospective students and their parents during the admissions/audition process, Marcey organizes and produces VCUarts Music Shadow Days, a recruitment program designed to help prospective students get a glimpse of life as a VCUarts Music student. In addition, she helps current students navigate the “day-to-day” of college life in the music department with support and encouragement. Previously, she worked as a supervisor for Kings Dominion’s Festival of Music, and for 14 years as Camp Administrator/Co-Director for Mid-Atlantic Camps, Inc.
Marcey began her recruitment work for VCUarts Music as a student pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Music with a concentration in arts business and development. During that time, she administered the Greater Richmond Youth Wind Ensemble (GRYWE) at its start and was co-director of the VCU Honors High School Music Institute. She began playing the flute at age 10 and performs regularly at churches and other venues in the Richmond area. Marcey is also a member and administrator of Commonwealth Winds, a wind ensemble comprised of area music teachers and freelance musicians under the direction of Dr. Terry Austin, Director of Bands, VCUarts Music.