Maurice Boyer, MM
Assistant Professor of Music
College of Arts and Sciences
Director, Chamber Orchestra
College of Arts & Sciences
Professor Boyer teaches various music courses at Concordia University Chicago. Professor Boyer also conducts the University’s Chamber Orchestra, which performs a wide range of symphonic repertoire from Baroque to contemporary music. Currently, he is a doctor of music candidate in orchestral conducting at the University of Maryland.
Among his research interests are Jean Sibelius, Benjamin Britten and J.S. Bach. Professor Boyer has studied nationally and internationally. He began his musical training (piano, voice and solfege) in Aix-en-Provence, France. He’s been a member of Concordia’s faculty since 2007.
Boyer has worked with several musical experts. His principal conducting teachers have been Joseph Flummerfelt, Kenneth Kiesler and James Ross. In 2007, Professor Boyer participated in the second International Academy of Orchestral Conducting in Paris and Vendome, France, where he conducted the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris (EOP)–France’s leading chamber orchestra. There, he worked with Kenneth Kiesler of the University of Michigan. John Nelson, EOP's music director, invited Professor Boyer to serve as assistant conductor for three series of concerts in France (Bach “St. Matthew Passion” in Notre Dame Cathedral) and in the United States (Handel and Haydn Society of Boston and Wheaton College). Boyer is founder and music director of the Maryland Sinfonietta and the Ashgrove Ensemble. Also, he served as chorus master of the New Jersey State Opera and music director in several churches.
Also a singer, Professor Boyer is a member of Fuma Sacra, the ensemble in-residence at Westminster Choir College and one of the East Coast’s leading vocal ensembles. As a Westminister student, he was a member of the Westminster Choir and the Westminster Symphonic Choir. He has sung under conductors Christoph Eschenbach, Kurt Masur, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti and Robert Shaw.
- MM, choral conducting, Westminster Choir College of Rider University; Princeton, N.J.
- BMus, sacred music, Westminster Choir College of Rider University; Princeton, N.J.