Isaac J. Leaverton

Assistant Professor of Theater
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Using a discovery-based approach, I am focused on helping my students recognize and expand upon their unique abilities as informed vocal artists and empathetic storytellers.

Isaac J. Leaverton (he/him/his) joined the Conservatory in 2019 as an assistant professor of theater.

Specializing in musical theater voice and music direction, Leaverton has worked internationally as a vocal coach, music director, dialect coach, and accompanist with various schools and organizations. Prior to joining the Conservatory, he was a faculty member at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and collaborated as a music director and vocal coach with various Dallas-based theater companies, including Uptown Players, Theatre Three, and Pegasus Theatre.

A native of Ohio, Leaverton graduated from Capital University’s Conservatory of Music, where he earned a B.M. in vocal music education with an emphasis in organ studies. In 2016, he completed his master’s degree in a vocal pedagogy program called the Practice of Voice and Singing at the Guildford School of Acting. During his studies abroad he worked with drama schools and theater companies in the greater London area, and was a member of the London Symphony Chorus.  

Living in Boston, Leaverton has music directed and taught at the Wheelock Family Theatre at Boston University and at University of Massachusetts Boston. He is passionate about his work with young artists and strives to create a discovery-based learning environment that promotes artistic agency.