Director of Jazz & Orchestra

Justin Padilla is a locally respected saxophone authority, clinician, and music educator.  He has made teaching instrumental music his life’s work. For the past fifteen years Justin has transformed music programs throughout Orange County and Long Beach into thriving, positive, classroom environments. Justin is a guest music education presenter at California State University Long Beach, California state music conventions, and was recently asked to conduct the 2016 California All State Middle School Honor Jazz Ensemble. He was chosen 2012 Oak Middle School Teacher of the Year, 2014 Los Alamitos District Teacher of the Year, the Orange County Music and Arts Administrators 2014 Secondary Instrumental Music Teacher of the Year, and 2016 Orange County Music and Arts Administrators Music Educator of Excellence.