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Dr. John P. Leonard


Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities
609.771.2661 (Choral Office)
Music Building 221

D.M. Choral Conducting, Indiana University
M.M. Choral Conducting, Temple University
B.M. Voice Performance, The University of Hartford
B.M. Music Education, The University of Hartford

John P. Leonard is Director of Choral Activities at The College of New Jersey where he regularly teaches:

  • MUS 135/175: College Chorale
  • MUS 280: Basic Choral Conducting
  • MUS 380: Intermediate Choral Conducting

John P. Leonard is Director of Choral Activities at The College of New Jersey. He has led and prepared TCNJ’s choral ensembles in performances throughout the region, including multiple concerts with the Philadelphia Orchestra, at Lincoln Center and for the “Great Music at St. Bart’s” concert series at St. Bartholomew’s in New York City. Under his leadership, TCNJ’s Chorale has commissioned, performed, and recorded numerous premieres, including Robert S. Cohen’s The Road BackDonald McCullough’s Song of the ShulamiteGeorg Frederic Haas’s Sieben Klangräume to Accompany the Incomplete Fragments of Mozart’s Requiem, and Andrea Clearfield’s Poet of the Body and the SoulDr. Leonard also serves as Associate Conductor of the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, as well as Assistant Conductor and Chorus Master for the Philharmonia Orchestra of New York’s annual “Project Hand in Hand” at Lincoln Center. Dr. Leonard has taught at the primary through collegiate levels and is in demand as a guest conductor and choral clinician. He is currently finishing a critical performing edition of Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, to be published by Universal Edition, A.G. Vienna. He also maintains an active career as a professional tenor. Dr. Leonard holds B.M. degrees in both Voice and Music Education from The Hartt School of Music, an M.M. in Conducting from Temple University, and a D.M. in Conducting from Indiana University.

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