John Hayward has lived most of his life in Canton/North Canton area. He grew up at the Canton Police Boys Club and graduated from Lincoln High School. He is a graduate of the Westminster Choir College, Princeton, New Jersey and did graduate study at Peabody Conservatory, Eastern Kentucky University and Kent State University. As a Music Specialist in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam conflict he served as the assistant Director of and soloist with the Soldiers' Chorus of Washington, D.C. He taught high school Choral Music and Theatre Arts and served churches in five states for 40 years. Locally he served as Director of the Canton Police Boys Club Choir, the Canton Civic Opera, the Greater Canton Mens Chorus and the Canton Symphony Opera productions. Currently he is the Minister of Music at Community Christian Church, North Canton. He is married to Jennifer Catazaro (assistant Artistic Director of School of Canton Ballet). They have 7 children and 7 Grandchildren.
Director of Senior Sing