Paul Leskowicz is K-12 Music Coordinator for the State College Area School District and Director of Bands at the High School where he directs four different concert bands, the Marching Band, the Jazz Band, and the Musical Pit Orchestra. He earned a Bachelor of Music double degree in Music Education and Trombone Performance from the Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford in West Hartford, CT and a Master of Music degree in Trombone Performance from S.U.N.Y. Stony Brook on Long Island, New York, where he was a student of Dr. Ronald Borror.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Leskowicz served fourteen years as High School Band Director in the Penns Valley Area School District (1997-2011) and two years as Elementary Band Director in the South Country Central School District in Bellport, Long Island, NY (1995-1997).
Mr. Leskowicz has performed professionally on trombone with an array of artists that include Joe Williams, Marvin Hamlisch, Betty Buckley, Rita Moreno, Carol Lawrence, Hal Linden, and Carol Channing while as a member of the Disney All-American College Orchestra. Additionally, he performed with the New York Cornet and Sacbut Ensemble, New Britain Symphony Orchestra, Nittany Valley Symphony Orchestra, Altoona Symphony Orchestra, Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra, Valley Jazz Orchestra, and the Zeropoint Big Band. Other performances include a personal composition for Trombone and String Quartet with the Grammy award-winning, Emerson String Quartet.
A native of Long Island, New York, Mr.Leskowicz has been a resident in the State College school district since 2002 with his wife Olivia, a State High alumna, and their five children.