Hayden Blanchard was born in Louisiana. He studied music at Louisiana State University, where he received his Master's degree, and was granted a scholarship to Tanglewood Opera School. While studying in the east, Mr. Blanchard gained wide recognition for his appearances with the New England Opera Company and the National Grass Roots Opera Company. He also appeared as soloist with Radio City Music Hall and the Schola Cantorum of New York. Mr. Blanchard was accepted as featured singer with the Roger Wagner Chorale, and has since toured nationally and internationally with that famed group. He is also a featured singer with Gordon McRae, Dorothy Kirsten and the Chorale on the Capitol recording of Kismet.