Leah Seng is in her tenth year as assistant band director at Pizitz Middle School, and her eighteenth year of teaching. A pianist and clarinetist, Mrs. Seng is a native of Chelsea, Alabama.
Prior to serving at Pizitz, Mrs. Seng established the band program at Columbiana Middle School (AL). Her bands have been consistently recognized with superior ratings at Alabama’s Music Performance Assessment. In 2018, Mrs. Seng was named the Pizitz Middle School Teacher of the Year. The previous year, she was selected as the Rotary Teacher of the Year for Pizitz. She served on the staff of the University of Alabama Crimson Music Camp from 2001-2013, and is active as a guest clinician and conductor for middle school bands throughout the region. Mrs. Seng is a board member and clarinetist for the Alabama Winds community band. She has presented at the Alabama Music Educators Association and Alabama All-State Band Festival as a co-founder of The Coffee Shop, a resource for Alabama middle school band directors including a Facebook group where positive, professional discussion is encouraged. During her tenure at Pizitz, the band has performed at The Midwest international Band and Orchestra Clinic, Music For All National Middle School Band Festival, Southern Division CBDNA/NBA Conference and the Alabama Music Educators Association Professional Development Conference as well as received the NBA Blue Ribbon Award of Excellence and the John Philip Sousa Foundation Sudler Cup.
Mrs. Seng holds the degrees of Bachelor of Science in Music Education from the University of Alabama, Master of Music Education from the University of Georgia, and Educational Specialist in Music Education from the University of Alabama. Her professional affiliations include the National Band Association, National Association for Music Education, Alabama Music Educators Association, and the Alabama Bandmasters Association.
She resides in Birmingham with her husband, Jordan, and children, Julia and Jordan Jr.