About

Gray Leiper is a Boston-based voice teacher and baritone. As a teacher, Gray seeks to establish a vocal technique that promotes longevity and flexibility allowing a singer to be uninhibited physically or emotionally in any genre. He believes every singer has one voice that can be shaped and trained to create a sound for any situation.

 

Gray maintains a private voice studio for students of all ages in the Greater Boston area. His students regularly participate in leading youth choruses, musical theater workshops, and award winning choral ensembles. Most recently, he taught on the faculty of the Boston Conservatory Vocal/Choral Intensive where he instructed voice and upper-level ear training to advanced high-school aged singers from around the world. Leiper regularly performs with many Boston based opera companies and regional choral organizations including Odyssey Opera, MASS Opera, Metropolitan Chorale, Seraphim Singers, and Ensemble Companio.

 

Described as "dangerously charming" and hailed for his “clear baritone and vocal mastery”, Leiper's operatic highlights include Barone Douphol (La traviata), Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia) in a Pop-Up Opera, Dottore Malatesta (Don Pasquale), Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), The Businessman (The Little Prince), Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro), Dandini (La Cenerentola), and Andy Warhol (Jackie-O).

On the concert stage, Leiper has appeared as a soloist in the Greater Boston area and beyond. He is a founding member if The Jarrar Trio, most recently appearing as the Baritone in The Ulster County Songbook. A lover of art song, he has recenlty performed solo recitals of Songs of Travel and House of Life by Vaughan Williams and Schumann's Liederkreis, Op. 38. As an ensemble soloist, Leiper has been seen as the Baritone soloist in the World Premiere of Breyer's Requiem, Baritone soloist in Tippett's Three Spirituals with Seraphim Singers, Baritone soloist in Vaughan William's Five Mystical Songs and Bass soloist in Handel's Messiah with Church of Our Saviour, Baritone soloist in The Lovers by Barber, and Bass soloist in Handel's Israel in Egypt with Canterbury Voices. 

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