Dr. Jesse Leyva | Faculty/Staff News Now | April 3, 2019 | Kent State University

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Dr. Jesse Leyva

Associate Professor of Music
School of Music
Kent Campus

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Director of Bands and Associate Professor of Music at Kent State University, where I conduct the Wind Ensemble, teach graduate and undergraduate conducting, and provide administrative leadership for the band program.

WORKED AT KENT STATE SINCE:

August 2013

EMPLOYMENT PRIOR TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Henderson State University (AR)

likes most about kent state university:

The smart, driven, and respectful students who dream big – I love being a partner on their journey!

ATTRACTION TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY AS AN EMPLOYER:

Kent State truly puts students first – you see this in action from faculty and staff. Also, KSU continues to support efforts to increase diversity our university community. This is inspiring.

rESIDES IN:

Streetsboro, OH

Hometown:

Modesto, CA

EDUCATION:

Doctor of Musical Arts (Wind Band Conducting) – Arizona State University

HOBBIES:

Strength and Conditioning training (CrossFit), going to Cavs and Indians games, exploring restaurants and breweries, and of course…attending all types of music concerts in our area!