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), which empowers Trans and gender non-binary people to discover and love their voices, and by using them, change the social ecology. In its inaugural year (2015), the TCLA performed at the West Hollywood Transgender Day of Remembrance, the GMCLA 5th Annual Voice Awards, True Colors debut concert with TCLA, GMCLA and Vox Femina, LA Pride, Long Beach Pride, TransPride LA, Kol Tikvah Temple, St. John’s Cathedral of LA, opening ceremony of LGBT Heritage Month with Los Angeles Mayor and the City Council, the Williams Institute UniTy Awards with Laverne Cox, and on the Interscope Records song ‘Hands’—a musical tribute to benefit Orlando victims and LGBT organizations.
Mrs. Deaton was the conducting apprentice to Jesus Lopez-Cobos, Music Director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. She has guest conducted the San Francisco Ballet, Louisville Orchestra, Spokane Symphony, Winston-Salem Symphony, Youngstown Symphony and Chorus, Schenectady Symphony, and numerous orchestras at the Aspen Music Festival. Mrs. Deaton received the Dalcroze Certificate and the Dalcroze License from Juilliard, and an MFA in Conducting from Carnegie Mellon University. Mrs. Deaton’s principal teachers were Leon Barzin in Paris, Gunther Schuller, Murry Sidlin, and Celin Romero.