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Guest Conductor Biography: Adam Kerry Boyles

By August 8, 2023March 11th, 2024No Comments
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Adam Kerry Boyles will be leading the Springfield Symphony Orchestra at our Fantasias concert on March 9, 2024. Tickets are available online or through our box office.

A dynamic and versatile conductor, Dr. Adam Kerry Boyles (b. 1979) is a notable figure in the musical life of New England. Boyles is currently Director of Orchestras at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Assistant Conductor of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, and Music Director Emeritus of the Brookline Symphony Orchestra. In the 2019/2020 season, he was Visiting Assistant Professor/Co-Director of Orchestras at the University of Kansas City-Missouri Conservatory of Music. Previous Music Director positions include six seasons with the Brookline Symphony Orchestra, three seasons with the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra, five seasons with Opera in the Ozarks, and five seasons with MetroWest Opera (now MassOpera). Boyles also served on the faculty at The University of Texas at Austin and The University of Arizona.

Recent guest engagements include concerts with the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Lumos, Tucson Symphony Orchestra, New England Philharmonic, Ocean City Pops Orchestra, Charlottesville Symphony Orchestra, and honors orchestras in Massachusetts, Nevada, Tennessee, Oregon, and Rhode Island.

An accomplished vocalist, Boyles performed in numerous operas with the Indiana University Opera Theater, and in Arizona Opera’s first complete presentation of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen. He has sung with many professional choral ensembles across the country such as Conspirare, True Concord, Apollo’s Voice, Mon Choeur, and Cantique. In 2010, Boyles was featured as a guest soloist with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus.

Boyles received his Doctor of Music in Orchestral Conducting degree from The University of Texas at Austin, his Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting degree from The University of Arizona, and his Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance degree from Indiana University.