Leslie Kleen




Born in Minden, Nebraska 1942


Moved to Colorado and lived in

          Platteville – 1946-52

          Julesburg – 1953-55

          Sterling – 1956-59

          Pueblo – 1960

Graduated from Pueblo Centennial High School 1960


Attended the University of Denver 1960-1965

          Traveled through Europe on USO tour 1963

          Studied composition with Normand Lockwood

          Graduated with BM in music composition


Attended Cornell University 1965-1968

          Studied composition with Robert Palmer

                             ad Karel Husa

          Music history with Donald Grout

          Traveled to Southeast Asia with the Cornell

                    Glee club as the assistant director

          Graduated in 1968 with MA in music composition


Taught general music at middle school in Monticello, NY


Married to Judy Rawski Dec. 1968


Attended State University of New York at Buffalo 1969-74

          Studied composition with Lejaren Hiller and Morton


          Began learning programming and started to work with

                    computers and music and electronic music

          Jennifer is born April, 1972

          Wrote “Phonemion” for large orchestra and choir for


          Received PhD in 1974


Assistant Professor of music composition and theory at

          Ohio University, 1974-84

          Karin is born, July 1975

          Received tenure 1978

          ‘Violin Designs’ performed at the Biennale in Venice 1982

          Spent sabbatical at Stanford University 1983


Contract Programmer at Chemical Abstracts Service 1984-85


Employee of Chemical Abstracts Service 1985-2006

          Worked as programmer, trainer, project leader


Choir Director at the First Unitarian Universalist church

          Of Columbus, Ohio 1985-2006

Divorced – 2005


Partner with Linda Weigelt 2005-2010


2006 to present - Retired

2023 - Living with Anita Bucknam in Westminster-Thurber in Columbus