Allan Robert Petker Founder-Director
Dr. Brandon A. Boyd Guest Conductor
29th Annual Summer Concert
Sunday, August 11, 2024
First Presbyterian Church 72 Kensington Rd San Anselmo, California
Associate Directors - David Irvine, Sanford Dole
Accompanist - Jeff Paul
Dr. Brandon A. Boyd
Dr. Brandon A. Boyd is the Director of Choral Activities and the graduate conducting program and Associate Professor of Choral Music Education at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
As an active composer and arranger, his music is sung regularly by ensembles throughout the United States and abroad. He is also the curator and editor of the "Brandon A. Boyd Choral Series," a choral series with Hinshaw Music Publications helping promote exciting and innovative works composed by both established and new composers and arrangers. His music also appears in Gentry Publications, Hinshaw Music Company, MorningStar, GIA, and Kjos Music Press catalogs. In addition, he is the Executive Choral Editor of Gentry Publications.
As a global collaborator in the orchestral world, Dr. Boyd has served as chorus master, assistant conductor, and guest pianist with the London Symphony in London, England. He prepared the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra and Vokalensemble for Maestro Alan Gilbert for multiple productions of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess in Hamburg and Kiel, Germany. He has made multiple performances at Carnegie in the capacity of guest conductor, composer, and collaborative pianist.
He holds two degrees from Florida State University (Ph.D. in choral music education and M.M. in choral conducting) and earned a B.S. in music education (emphasis in piano) from Tennessee State University. He is a proud member of the Phi Mu Alpha Music Fraternity, Inc., Pi Kappa Lambda, American Choral Directors' Association (ACDA), National Association for Music Education (NAfME), National Association of Negro Musicians (NANM), American Guild of Organists (AGO), and Chorus America. Dr. Boyd also serves as a member of the National ACDA Composition Initiative committee.