The American choral conductor an teacher, Leonard L. Riccinto, earned his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the University of Michigan School of Music. He was awarded the Doctor of Musical Arts degree by Michigan State University in 1985. He is also a veteran of twenty years of public school teaching at the secondary level, holding positions in the Grosse Pointe and Battle Creek school systems in Michigan.
Dr. Leonard L. Riccinto was a president of the American Choral Directors Association - Michigan, and a member of the Michigan School Vocal Music Association. Currently he is Professor of Music at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan. He directs the University and Chamber Choirs, supervises student teachers, and teaches choral conducting and secondary school vocal methods. He has directed Measure for Measure from its founding in 1988. He is also the director of the Plymouth Oratorio Society, and serves as a guest clinician and adjudicator.
On January 13, 2007, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to male choral singing in America, Dr. Leonard Riccinto was posthumously awarded the 2007 Marshall Bartholomew Award by the Intercollegiate Men's Choruses, a national association of male choruses."