When I began playing the Steelpan it was evident that the Steelpan was a novelty to many.
It has been my desire to educate children and adults about music and the Steelpan, thus
enhancing their social relationship with the world.
There is a need to empower our children which I feel should be exercised at home as well as in
the classroom. Music is a tool that provides empowerment for our children and strengthens
their positive involvement to the greater community.
Massachusetts Music Teacher Certified k-12 Current
New England Conservatory, Boston, Ma MM 2005
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Ma BA 1995
Armed Forces School of Music, Norfolk,Va 1989
Music Teacher - Public/Private School,
Music Professor - Colleges/Universities
After School Programs
Summer Programs World/International Festivals
School Assemblies Public School Concerts/Socials
Public Library Music Series Church/Religious Music
SOME RECENT CLIENTS
2016 - Guest Soloist GORDON COLLEGE, Wenham, MA
2013 - Guest Soloist MMEA All State, Boston Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
2008 - Guest Soloist - Springfield Congregational Church, Springfield, MA
Caribbean Mass " Santo", "Gloria", "Credo", "Kyrie", composed by Glenn McClure, directed by Allen
"I was fortunate to be able to find Jefferey Clayton when I was looking for a pan player for a performance of
Glenn McClure’s “Caribbean Mass.” As often happens, budget constraints kept me from scheduling a rehearsal
prior to the day of the performance, so I was somewhat nervous about putting the piece together with choir
and instrumentalists at last-minute.
I found within the first five minutes of the rehearsal that Jefferey had prepared carefully and thoroughly. He
played extremely accurately and at the same time with great expression. He fit into the ensemble as though he
had been playing with the other instrumentalists for years. The performance was a great success."
Larry Picard, Director of Music Ministries, South Congregational Church UCC, Springfield, MA
2008 - Artist in Residence/Educator - The Black Rep(The Providence Black Repertory Company)
Providence, RI "Carnival in the Capital"
2007 - Guest Soloist - NEMFA (New England Music Festival Association) at Lowell Memorial
Auditorium/Caribbean Mass "Kyrie", composed by Glenn McClure, directed by Michele Holt.
2006 - Session Clinician - RIMEA (Rhode Island Music Educators Association) at Providence College,
"Steelpan and Music Education".
2006 - Guest Soloist - Summer Vocal Institute, Providence College
Caribbean Mass "Kyrie" , composed by Glenn McClure and directed by Michele Holt
"As Director of the Providence College Summer Vocal Institute, I had an opportunity this past summer to
employ Jefferey Clayton of PanNeubean Steel to accompany a choral selection on steel pan. The choral piece
was "Kyrie" from Caribbean Mass by Glenn McClure. This particular composition required a variety of skills from
the steel pan player, all of which Mr. Clayton performed with outstanding musicianship. The composition begins
with a 20 bar rubato-style introduction in which the steel pan player and the pianist play together. Although
the part is written out, the style is rather improvisational and requires the steel pan player to stretch bars and
ad lib, a style at which Mr. Clayton is very adept. When the composition changed to a driving samba, Mr.
Clayton displayed an excellent sense of time and played the steel pan in a wonderful duet with the 90 voice
choir displaying excellent ensemble skills.
All in all, performing with Jefferey Clayton was an exciting and musical experience that I would highly
recommend to other conductors of performing ensembles. He is extremely professional in his promptness and
attire and has a warm personality making both rehearsal and performance an enjoyable experience. I will not
hesitate to call on Jefferey Clayton in the future as the need arises. "
Dr. Michele Holt, Director of Choral Activities, Providence College
2006 - Guest Soloist - The Newton All-City Honors Chorus Treble Singers
"I'm Part of the Rainbow" composed by Glenn McClure and directed by Charlotte Brumit.
2006 - Music Consultant - Groton School, Groton, MA (www.groton.org) Steelband program.
Jefferey Clayton is a member of MENC (The National Association for Music Education) and featured
on Matchbook.org which partners with New England Foundation for the Arts and Massachusetts
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