Alex Christensen serves as Director of Music and as Performing Arts Department Chair at Leigh High School in San Jose, California, where he is in his 10th year teaching Instrumental Music. Mr. Christensen directs Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensembles, Marching Band, Winter Percussion, and Winter Guard, at Leigh High School.
In summer of 2013, Mr. Christensen served on brass staff for the Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps. In summer of 2015, Vanguard Cadets won Drum Corps International’s Open Class Championship as well as the High Brass Title, with Mr. Christensen as Brass Caption Head.
Mr. Christensen completed his Undergraduate Studies in Music Education Northern Arizona University, in Flagstaff, Arizona. His professors of greatest influence have included Dr. Nicholas Ross, Dr. Edith Copley, Mr. Joel DiBartolo, Mr. David Vining. Mr. Christensen recently completed his Masters Degree in Music Education with the American Band College and Central Washington University.
Leigh High School Performing Arts Parents Association (PAPA) seeks to foster and promote an enthusiastic interest in the Performing Arts at Leigh and throughout the community. This parent organization strives to develop communications and relationships among Leigh High School staff, PAPA members, and the wider Leigh High School community.
PAPA is a completely volunteer run organization, supporting all of the performing arts students, teachers, staff and organizations at Leigh High School. PAPA provides a framework for parent and community support, both financially and operationally, for the Performing Arts at Leigh High School.