Laura Leslie - Music Director/Organist and Band Leader

A native of Warren, NJ, Laura began studying organ at age 7.  She earned her Bachelor of Sacred Music Degree from Nyack College, Nyack, NY where she studied organ, piano, harpsichord and voice under the direction of the late Dr. Paul Liljestrand and Professor Monte Maxwell.  While at Nyack, she was awarded opportunities to play the organs at Saint Ignatius Loyola, Saint Thomas Aquinas and Saint Patrick's Cathedrals in New York City.  She has traveled extensively, performing in 18 states with the Nyack Chorale, Ladies Glee Club, Bell Choir and two performing ensembles, New Creations and Commission.

     For the past 30 years, Laura has served as Music Director and Organist for various churches in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.  An accomplished accompanist, she has also had opportunities to lead worship for retreats and conferences for the Southern Baptist Convention of Pennsylvania/South Jersey.  Her desire is to give Glory to God through music and to help lead others to a deeper level of worship.

     When not doing her music thing, Laura enjoys scrap booking, stamping, traveling and spending time with her family.  Married since 1997, Laura currently resides in Bellefonte with her husband Phil and their two children, Cameron and Daniel.

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