Waylon Whitley

Waylon Whitley is organist and choirmaster at Emmanuel Church, where he conducts the Emmanuel Choir and the Emmanuel Angel Choir, a collaboration of Emmanuel Church, the Choir School of Newport County, and Emmanuel Day School. An enthusiastic supporter of early music learning, he studied music education with a direct pupil of Edwin Gordon, a pioneer in music education who developed the first theory of how we learn music. Waylon is a published composer and a former national board member of the Royal School of Church Music in America. He holds degrees in music and journalism from Rhode Island College and the University of Georgia.