C. Leonard Raybon, a native of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, is the director of the Tulane choral program . After earning a bachelor’s degree from William Carey College in music education, he won a Rotary Ambassadorial Fellowship to study in York, England, where he earned his master’s. His doctorate, from Louisiana State University, is in choral conducting with a minor in vocal performance.
As a choral conductor, Raybon taught at the Louise S. McGehee School, and is also currently the music director at Lakeview Presbyterian Church. In addition to his duties at Tulane University, Raybon is a choral clinician and adjudicator.
As a vocalist, Raybon has been in recital with Mona Bond and Gerald Stroup, and has performed two concerts for author, Anne Rice. He is a frequent guest soloist for the Musica Sacra Choral Society in Mobile, AL, and has been guest soloist with the Baton Rouge Symphony and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.
Raybon is also the musical director and conductor for Tulane Summer Lyric Theatre. In addition to musical directing at Tulane and other theatres such as True Brew and Rivertown Repertory, he has also performed several roles at Tulane, including Tommy Albright in Brigadoon, and young Joe Hardy in Damn Yankees.
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