Our Artistic Director
He is also the founder and artistic director of the Triangle Chamber Consort, Voices of a New Renaissance, and the Choir Director at St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Durham.
A versatile musician, he has garnered critical praise for his work as a conductor and teacher, and has performed as singer with some of the top vocal ensembles in the country.
Leaf sang for eight seasons as a member of the Oregon Bach Festival Chorus in Eugene, Oregon, performing under the batons of Helmuth Rilling and Matthew Halls, as well as leading conductors including Marin Alsop, Nicholas McGegan, and Jeffrey Kahane. He has also performed with Conspirare-Company of Voices in Austin, Texas, the Tucson Chamber Artists in Arizona, the Carnegie Hall Festival Chorus in New York City. In 2004, he toured Central Europe as member of the Swedish male choir Orphei Drängar.
Dr. Leaf earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Valparaiso University (Indiana) and Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in choral conducting from The University of Texas at Austin.
An interview with Dr. Leaf on his appointment as CSC Artistic Director.
“I’m excited to be able to lead this outstanding group of singers who care very much about arts in the community.”