Carol Boyd Leon is a professional musician who shares the joy of music with everyone she meets. Her clear, loving voice invites students, congregants and audiences to sing with her. Carol’s enthusiasm for her work—songwriter/composer, performer and recording artist, music specialist, choir director, song leader and service leader—is apparent to all who know her.
Carol’s current music activities:
Cantorial Soloist/Song Leader/Service Leader
Performer and Presenter. Venues have included:
Music awards, commendations…
Carol’s highly-acclaimed music is sung throughout the United States and has been performed worldwide including Canada, England, France, Argentina, Hungary, and Singapore.
A very brief bio…
Carol, who is known to young children as "Miss Carol," makes her home in the Washington, DC area. Carol grew up in Baldwin, Long Island (NY) and graduated from Brown University before moving to Northern Virginia to work as a government economist/writer and freelance writer/editor and to raise three children, who now are adults. Sadly, her husband of 30 years died in 2010, and the wonderful man she married in 2015 died in 2016 but left her with two stepdaughters, one who is an adult and one who is in college. Carol's lifelong love of music eventually led her to discover what she was meant to do. Carol began publishing music in the year 2000 to make her music more widely available; her publishing company is Chai Notes Publications (ASCAP). Her choral music is distributed by J.W. Pepper but is more immediately available through this website. Carol is a member of the Women Cantors' Network and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). In her "spare time," Carol is a writer/editor at the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor.