Dennis Boyle, Music Director / Conductor
Dennis Boyle, music director and conductor of Philomusica since 1982, has studied with such world-class conductor/teachers of the choral art as Robert Shaw, Vance George, Margaret Hillis, Dennis Keene, Robert Page, Gregg Smith and Jon Washburn. He has adapted and shaped their techniques into his own unique style for achieving a translucent ensemble sound. Mr. Boyle has considerable experience as a choral singer who well understands vocal problems and potentials.
He has sung under Dave Brubeck, Margaret Hillis, Henry Lewis, and Robert Shaw with the Mostly Mozart Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, and the New Jersey Symphony in such venues as New York’s Carnegie and Avery Fisher Halls, the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, and on England’s BBC Cambridge Radio Station.
A well-respected conductor in New
Jersey, Mr. Boyle founded and served as Music Director and Conductor of
the Woodlyn Chorale, was Assistant Conductor of the Summit Chorale, was
the first Music Director and Conductor of the Highland Park Community
Chorus, founded and currently directs Diaden, a chamber choir. He
served as Choral Director at East Brunswick and Highland Park High
Schools, where enrollment in both choral programs more than doubled
during his tenure. Mr. Boyle was selected for inclusion in Who’s Who in
American Teaching 1996, was an Adjunct Professor of Music at Seton Hall
University and currently teaches at Rutgers Prep. Mr. Boyle was one of
16 conductors chosen nationwide to be a Conducting Fellow at the 1998
and 1999 Dennis Keene Choral Festivals.
As Director of Music at United Methodist Church at Milltown, he is the organist, director of the church’s choirs and is responsible for planning the church’s concert series. He previously served as Director of Music at the Presbyterian Church of Jamesburg. In addition to his job at the Methodist Church, Mr. Velloso serves as the High Holy Day organist at Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple, accompanist for Philomusica Choir, and Spotswood High School Chorus.
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