Leslie Jabara

Coordinator of Recruitment
Coordinator Midwestern Music Camp
Primary office:
460 Murphy Hall

Leslie Jabara joined the staff of the School of Music in November 2009 as Recruitment Coordinator and Coordinator of the Midwestern Music Academy. She holds a BM in choral music education from Northwestern University (Evanston, IL). Prior to arriving at KU, she was an active performer in the Phoenix area with the Phoenix Symphony Chorus, Arizona Musicfest Chorus, and as a harpist and vocalist at the Arizona Renaissance Festival.

Previously Leslie worked as the Marketing and PR Director at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Mesa, AZ. Prior to that, she spent several years working at the Maricopa Community College District for a National Science Foundation funded semiconductor manufacturing education organization. She also has 10 years experience as church music director.

Leslie is currently a member of the Lawrence-based traditional Irish trio “Dorian’s Wheel,” where she sings, and plays harp and bouzouki. She is pursing her Master’s of Music Education in Music Therapy at the School of Music.

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