The Boyer College of Music and Dance, founded in 1962, is part of the Center for Performing and Cinematic Arts at Temple University, along with the School of Theater, Film and Media Arts.
Boyer is located on Temple’s main campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, less than one mile from the City’s historic cultural institutions, including the Kimmel Cultural Campus, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Ballet, Philadanco and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Temple is also ideally located only two hours south of New York and three hours north of Washington, D.C.
Undergraduate degrees include:
BM Performance – Classical or Jazz instrumental concentrations
BM Music Therapy – Classical or Jazz instrumental concentrations
BM Composition – Classical or Jazz
BM Music Education – Classical or Jazz instrumental concentrations
BM Music History
BM Music Theory
BS Music Technology
Graduate areas of study include:
Choral or Wind Band Conducting
Collaborative Piano and Chamber Music or Opera Coaching
Piano or String Pedagogy
Certificate programs offered in many areas to augment these programs.
Boyer offers students numerous opportunities to perform with large and small ensembles, many of which perform regularly at the Temple Performing Arts Center, Kimmel Cultural Campus, Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Boyer offers around 500 concerts, performances, master classes, lectures, faculty and guest artist recitals each year, most of which are free and open to the public. BCM&D is the five time Grammy-nominated record label of Boyer College of Music & Dance.
Boyer College of Music and Dance hosts an annual Essentially Ellington Regional High School Jazz Band Festival in late winter. Contact Boyer for more information.