Dr. Mark A. Boyle (he/him/his), conductor, tenor, poet, and composer currently serves as the Director of Choral and Vocal Activities at Seton Hill University. In addition, he serves ACDA in several roles, including the Justice & Equity R & R chair for ACDA PA, the Website and App Chair for ACDA East, and the National App Chair. Dr. Boyle is a Partner and Director of Communications at NoteNova Music Publishing and the Director of the Pittsburgh Compline Choir.
A veteran of the United States Navy, Dr. Boyle served as a Electronics Technician, 2nd Class, focusing on communications and GPS systems. During his time in the USN, he helped restore the USS Missouri when the battleship arrived at its final home in Hawai’i. When he returned to college, he worked as a microcomputer/network analyst while studying full time. Because of his training, he is deeply interested in the intersection of choral music and technology.
Dr. Boyle enjoys a career as guest conductor, clinician, composer, and poet, working with groups at county, district, regional, and state levels in several states. One of his favorite things is network building – connecting people within and outside of the choral world. Having lived in seven states and served on the ACDA state boards in three, Dr. Boyle is committed to the mission and purpose of the organization.
After studies in music education, tuba, trombone, and voice at Susquehanna University and his time in the United States Navy, Dr. Boyle attended Ball State University where he served as associate conductor of the BSU Chamber Choir and taught undergraduate choral conducting. In 2010, he received his DMA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, where he conducted the University Choir and assisted with the Rutgers University Glee Club and Kirkpatrick Choir. A student of Dr. Patrick Gardner, Dr. Boyle also assisted with the Riverside Choral Society in New York City.
Dr. Boyle resides in western Pennsylvania with music educator and pianist Jane Boyle, his wife, mechanical engineering student Nathan Boyle, their oldest son, musical theatre enthusiast Patrick Boyle, their younger son, two cats – Mimi and Orpheus, and their high strung, black lab mix, Skylar.