Dr. Jesse Leyva
Associate Professor of Music
School of Music
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:
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.
Doctor of Musical Arts (Wind Band Conducting) – Arizona State University
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!