Lindsey Deaton is a conductor, guitarist, singer, speaker and a fierce transgender and LGBTIQ youth advocate.
Mrs. Deaton is the Founder/Artistic Director of the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles (TCLA). Founded in 2015, TCLA fiercely empowers Trans and gender non-binary people to discover, love their voices and by using them, change the social ecology.
In it’s inaugural year 2015-16, the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles performed at the 2015 West Hollywood Transgender Day of Remembrance with Alexandra Billings and Our Lady J from ‘Transparent’; the GMCLA 5th Annual Voice Awards; True Colors debut concert with TCLA, GMCLA and Vox Femina; LA Pride, Long Beach Pride and TransPride LA; Kol Tikvah Temple; St. John’s Cathedral, Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, the first Trans chorus to perform in a Cathedral anywhere; opening ceremony of LGBT Heritage Month with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Los Angeles City Council; the Williams Institute UniTy Awards with Laverne Cox; and Interscope Records song ‘Hand’s, a musical tribute to benefit Orlando victims and LGBT organizations. The song features: Mary J. Blige, Jason Derulo, Tyler Glenn, Selena Gomez, Halsey, Ty Herndon, Imagine Dragons, Juanes, Adam Lambert, Mary Lambert, Jennifer Lopez, Kacey Musgraves, MNEK, Alex Newell, P!nk, Prince Royce, Nate Ruess, RuPaul, Troye Sivan, Jussie Smollett, Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani, Meghan Trainor and Justin Tranter (songwriter).
Mrs. Deaton came to Cincinnati as the conducting apprentice to Jesus Lopez-Cobos, Music Director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Deaton has guest conducted the San Francisco Ballet, the Louisville Orchestra, the Spokane Symphony, The Winston-Salem Symphony, the Youngstown Symphony and Chorus, the Schenectady Symphony and numerous orchestras at the Aspen Music Festival, among others.
Mrs. Deaton served as Contemporary Music Director at the Cathedral St. Peter in Chains, Cincinnati, Ohio since 2003. She led the professional instrumental and vocal ensemble for the weekly contemporary Mass for more than a decade.
An active music educator, in 2002 Mrs. Deaton received the Dalcroze Certificate and the Dalcroze License from the Juilliard School in New York City.
Mrs. Deaton’s principle teachers were famed conducting pedagogue Leon Barzin in Paris, Gunther Schuller, Murry Sidlin, and Celin Romero. Mrs. Deaton studied with Dalcroze experts Robert Abramson and Marta Sanchez. She received her MFA in Conducting from Carnegie Mellon University.
Lindsey is married to Joan her wife of 37 years, has two daughters Mary and Joci, and runs regularly with her pooch Roosevelt.