A Community of Singers
Dr. Anthony T. Leach, director
State College, PA
Choir membership is open to anyone who is interested in singing music from the African and African-American traditions, and who is willing to make a seasonal commitment to the choir.
It Doesn't Matter
Dr. Anthony T. Leach
Anthony T. Leach, emeritus professor of music/music education is founder of Essence of Joy, Essence2, and EOJAS. He served as conductor of the Penn State University Choir from 1994 – 2015 and taught undergraduate and graduate courses in choral music education. Leach coordinated the African American Music Festival at Penn State.
Leach holds a Ph.D. in music education and master’s degree in conducting from Penn State, and a bachelor’s degree in music education from Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA. During the 2009 – 2010 academic year, Leach served as Penn State University Laureate.
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