Short Bio

Dr. Mark A. Boyle is currently the Director of Choral and Vocal Activities at Seton Hill University and Director of the Pittsburgh Compline Choir. Originally from Wethersfield, Connecticut, Dr. Boyle attended Susquehanna University where he majored in music education, studying tuba and voice. After almost five years in the United States Navy, he returned to civilian life, completing his Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance at Ball State University. He remained at Ball State, earning a Master of Music in Conducting with a great deal of study in voice. After completing the doctorate in conducting from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Dr. Boyle served as the Director of Choral Activities at Millersville University of Pennsylvania.

Active as a guest conductor, poet, and composer, Dr. Boyle has conducted festivals at the county, district, region, and all state levels. He is a regular guest conductor at the Ocean Grove Choral Festival and his poetry has been set by several composers. Dr. Boyle is married to music educator and pianist, Jane Boyle. They reside in Harrison City, Pennsylvania with their two sons, Nathan and Patrick.