Dr. Leavitt has directed countless Festivals for Communities, Schools, and Churches with all ages, Church Music Workshops, Hymn Festivals, and Piano and Organ Dedication Recitals.
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No matter what you need, John Leavitt is it! He is a superb composer, conductor and workshop leader, keeping both choir members and workshop participants on the edge of their seats with his exceptional musicianship and entertaining style (amidst rigorous performance expectations and most informative sessions), and his well-crafted anthems and larger works envelope choir and listener in grand and glorious moments of bliss. Whether leading college choirs, community singers, or church directors and their choristers, he is magnificent!Dr. Sandra Billy, Director
The Center for Sacred Music
Virginia Wesleyan College
John Leavitt’s rehearsals are so inspiring because they exemplify what he is best at – creating beautiful music by being inclusive of and responsive to every singer. In addition to his excellent conducting skills and thorough knowledge of his musical vision, he has the rare gift to make each individual feel as though they are the only one there in the room by modeling genuine respect and care for each singer. The atmosphere seems relaxed, there is always a reminder to the choirs that they can keep striving to a higher level of excellence, but always with that special added “Leavitt touch”.
Sue Young, Conductor Emeritus
Northbrook Community Choir
John Leavitt has visited our church numerous times to work with our choirs. The energy and expertise that he brings to his music making has had a lasting impact on our music ministry. He has a joyful approach to singing that brings out the best in everyone!
Denise Makinson, Director
Southwood Lutheran Church