Our Artistic Director

 

Harvey R. Boyer is a multi-faceted performer and educator. Over the course of the past 20 years in the field, Harvey's achievements have made him a highly sought after educator, tenor soloist, conductor, and pianist.

 

Harvey received both his Bachelors and Masters degrees from Ithaca 

College School of Music with a concentration in Voice and Music Education. He started his career as choral and instrumental music director for 15 years at the Woodstock Elementary School in the Onteora Central School District.

 

For the past five years he has taught at Reginald Bennett Intermediate School as Director of Bands. Under his direction, the Bennett Jazz ensemble has received Gold, and Gold with Distinction ratings, each of these years at the NYSSMA Majors Festival. Recently, the ensemble was featured on the radio for  98.1 WKZE's "Saturday Gumbo" segment hosted by Susan Shaw, and 100.1 WDST with Gred Gattine, followed by a performance at the Bearsville Theater.  

 

Over his career, Harvey has been selected as guest band, and choral conductor in Chenango, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster All-County festivals.

 

Harvey is an avid performer and has been the featured guest soloist with 

the Woodstock Chamber Orchestra performing Handel's "Dettingen Te Deum." He is also a soloist/member of the choral ensemble Ars Choralis.

 

Additionally, Harvey enjoys performing with the ensembles Blue Gardenia, The Will Smith Trio, D-Squared Blues Band, and Melbongo along with sitting in with many other groups. In all of these ensembles, Harvey performs as pianist and vocalist.

 

Harvey can be heard performing on the following CDs:

2015 " It All Works Out" D-Squared Blues Band (piano, organ, vocals on "My Eternal Love")

2011 George Fredric Handel's "Dettingen Te Deum" Woodstock Chamber Orchestra (Tenor Soloist)

2007 "Blue Gardenia" Blue Gardenia (piano, vocals)

Orchestra, Violin

Concert Band, Clarinet

Specialist

  Our Talented Staff    

Harvey Boyer
David Laks
Karen McKenna
Corinne Bouchard
Erica Boyer

Concert Band, Clarinet

Concert Band, Flute