Director of Voices of Freedom Gospel Choir
M.M., University of Connecticut
magna cum laude, Paine College
Rev. Lisa Clayton is a Pi Kappa Lambda national music honor society graduate of the University of Connecticut, with a master of music degree in vocal performance, and a magna cum laude graduate of Paine College in Augusta, Georgia.
Rev. Clayton is a lecturer at the University of Connecticut and a music theory teacher in the Hartford Connecticut school system. She directs the University of Connecticut’s Voices of Freedom Gospel Choir, the Phillips Metropolitan C.M.E. Church Mass Choir, the Phillips Metropolitan Children’s Choir, and is a member of the Phillips Metropolitan ministerial staff. She has served as assistant director of the Paine College Gospel Choir, and as choral director and musician at Williams Memorial C.M.E. Church in Augusta, Georgia, Bethel A.M.E. Church in Augusta, Shiloh Baptist Church in New London, Connecticut, and elementary music teacher in the Richmond County, Georgia, schools. Clayton was elected to the Paine College National Alumni Association board of directors and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. As a graduate student at UConn, Alpha Lambda Delta (UConn’s freshman honor society) named her Teacher of the Year, marking the first time this award had been given to a graduate assistant rather than a professor. As a young girl in Georgia, Rev. Clayton toured the country as a member of the Georgia Mass Choir and later sang opera and gave recitals in Europe and across the United States.