Koko and Leah first met at a summer orchestra festival in Round Top, Texas while they were undergraduate students in different states.
After several years of long distance, they were lucky to be accepted in to the same graduate music program, and moved to Houston together to study at Rice University's prestigious Shepherd School of Music.
During their time in Houston, Leah and Koko were very active as performers and music educators in the greater Houston area. They taught private lessons in four different Houston area school districts, as well as coached small ensembles, sectionals, and All-State excerpt clinics.
Leah and Koko also performed with the area's leading ensembles, such as the Houston Symphony, Mercury Baroque Orchestra, Houston Grand Opera, Houston Ballet, and Austin Symphony.
The couple was married in September 2013 and moved to Denver in 2015, when Leah was awarded a full-time position in the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. They are excited to explore the Rocky Mountains and escape the Houston heat!