• FMEA 2020 

      Bach Brass & Conn-Selmer, FAU Exhibitor.  

  • Stetson University 

      Guest Trombone Artist, Trombone Studio Private Lessons.

  • University of Arkansas Fayetteville - Fine Arts Department of Music 

     Soloist Performance of Ian Dicke’s O Bury Me Not with the Arkansas New Music Ensemble, Solo  Recital
     Masterclass for the Trombone Studio (Undergrad and Grad)Private Lessons. 

  • University of Central Florida Department of Music

      Masterclass for the Trombone Studio (Undergrad and Grad), Brass Choir Instructor and Conductor
      Private Lessons. 

  • University of Costa Rica School of Musical Arts

      Trombone Studio Masterclass, Trombone Choir Conducting, Hosted by Prof. Martin Bonilla (Trombones de Costa Rica).

  • URUBRASS International Brass Summit

      University of Uruguay and National Auditorium of SODRE, Clinician, Master Classes, Conferences, Private Lessons
      Recital Performances and Ensemble Conducting.

  • Alabama Bandmasters Association District V

     Tuscaloosa County High School Band Building, Guest Artist, Clinician, Low Brass Workshop, Jazz Band and Wind  

     Ensemble Conducting, Facet Mutes Presentation.    

  • ITA International Trombone Festival – Valencia, Spain 

      The Euskadi Low Brass and Soloist Scott Hartman, Junior ITF Assistant and Translator for the class of Professor Astrid  
      Marie Nøkleby.

  • University of Miami Frost School of Music

      Guest Artist, International Music Education Master Class Presentation, Dr. Stephen F Zdzinski (Host).

  •  LYNN University Conservatory of Music

      Guest ArtisMaster Class on Brass Pedagogy, Recital

  • ​University of Aguascalientes – Mexico 3rd Annual International Trombone Week

      1st Latin American Trombone Competition Committee Member, along-side with trombonist Jacques Mauger.• Clinician

      Master Classes, Conferences.

  • Oaxaca State School of Music - Oaxaca, Mexico 2nd Annual International Trombone Week

      Clinician, Master Classes, Conferences, Private Lessons.

  • Sinfonica Juvenil "Carlos Chavez" Mexico City, Mexico Academic Week

​      Trombone Faculty, Presenter, Conferences, Solo Performance (Blas Galindo National Auditorium)
      Master Classes – Group Lessons.

Dr. Jose Leonardo Leon


Hewitt-Trussville High School Husky Band

Brass Day and Master Class

Trussville, AL

July 19, 2021

Highlight Educational Event In Person (Post-Pandemic)

I believe that all students are capable of learning at different levels if they are given the proper guidance. I believe a true educator must be a highly motivated professional, performer, and a pedagogue capable of combining his knowledge for teaching and continuous learning, professional development, and investigation to serve as a facilitator to his students and future professionals. I belief in team working with proven leadership skills able to generate new ideas, analyzing, and resolving any challenge situation. Those that become educators must be dependable and hardworking, patient, noble, and receptive able to defuse difficult situations while keeping the highest energy.


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As a dynamic and versatile musician, Dr. Leon enjoys a dual career as a performer and an educator. Currently, Jose Leonardo Leon is the Adjunct Professor of Trombone at the Florida Atlantic University Department of Music, Adjunct Faculty of Music at Broward College, and the Trombone Artist-in-Residence for the Music Department at the A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts in Palm Beach, FL. From August 2015 until May of 2018, Jose Leon was the Doctoral Teaching Assistant at the University of Colorado Boulder serving as a private lessons and brass quintet assistant, coach, and mentor for its brass department while obtaining his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Performance and Pedagogy. Jose served as the Trombone Instructor and Sectionals/Brass Quintet coach for the University of Colorado Summer Music Academy - High School Band 2017 and 2018, the Brass Faculty for the Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Brass with the Greater Miami Youth Symphony (GMYS) from 2006-2014. During his tenure with GMYS, he was also the responsible for building the entire GMYS Brass program for the Advanced, Intermediate, and Beginning Summer Camps to the regular school year chamber and brass symphony programs and the low brass faculty for the performing arts program at the prestigious Saint Andrews School in Boca Raton, Florida. Dr. Jose Leonardo Leon holds a Florida Department of Education Certificate K-12 in Music which has allowed him to hold different positions for the Miami-Dade County Public Schools, that include the Director of Bands of the Upper Academy Division at Winston Park K-8 Center and David Lawerence Jr. K-8 Center bands, the Music Teacher and Choir Director at Mae M. Walters Elementary School, and most recently the Director of Bands, Orchestra, and Advanced Placement Music Theory Instructor for the Performing Arts Program at Miami Beach Senior High School for the 2018-2019 school year until he became a college professor during his last year as band director. 

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