Dr. Mark A. Boyle is Director of Choral and Vocal Activities at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, PA and the Editor of Editor of Kindermusik International’s Minds on Music Blog. Originally from Connecticut, Dr. Boyle attended Susquehanna University, majoring in Music Education with an emphasis on tuba and trombone. He spent 5 years in the United States Navy, during which time he conducted the Bluejackets Memorial Choir. In constant demand as a tenor, Dr. Boyle’s recent appearances include Elijah with the Bach Choir of Bethlehem, The Shepherd in Stravinksy’s Œdipus Rex at the National Seminar of the IMC, and Messiah at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. As a conductor, he has conducted the 800 voice choir at the Ocean Grove Choral Festival, the New Jersey Central Region Choir, and several county choirs throughout Pennsylvania. Recent engagements have included the Wisconsin Middle School All State Choir, the PMEA District IV Choral Festival, the Blair, Berks, Cumberland, Huntingdon, and Westmoreland County Choral Festivals, and the Mucho Macho Festival in Pittsburgh. Future engagements include the New Jersey Men’s Choir Festival, the Wisconsin School Music Association Middle Level All State Choir, and a return to Westmoreland County Chorus.
Dr. Boyle serves ACDA as the Undergraduate Conducting Competition Chair for the state of Pennsylvania, the Men’s Choir Repertoire and Standards Chair, Webmaster, and Tech Liaison for the Eastern Division, and the 2017 National Conference App Committee Chair. He received his MM in choral conducting from Ball State University and the DMA in Choral Conducting from the Mason Gross School of the Arts, the arts conservatory of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. He is also a composer and poet. His sacred works are regularly performed at Pittsburgh’s historic Shadyside Presbyterian Church and his poetry has been set by Peter de Mets and Joseph Gregorio. Dr. Boyle is married to music educator and pianist Jane Boyle. They reside in Harrison City with their two sons, Nathan and Patrick.