Boyer College of Music and Dance

Image of the concert choir rehearsing.
Concert choir’s April show will honor Matthew Shepard
Type: News Story
The Temple University Concert Choir has been developing the show since last summer.
April 10, 2024
Steven Weiser, BYR ’02, ’04, teaches a percussion lesson to a group of students.
Making music that matters
Type: News Story
Temple alumnus Steve Weiser has found success as executive director of the Erie Philharmonic.
March 5, 2024
Shana Goldin-Perschbacher holding her book, Queer Country
What does queer performance have in common with country music?
Type: News Story
Professor Shana Goldin-Perschbacher discusses her book ‘Queer Country.’
June 22, 2023
The Temple University Symphony Orchestra, Studio Orchestra and Choirs in a performance.
Boyer students and faculty light up the Kimmel Center at 20th annual concert
Type: News Story
The Temple University Choir, Symphony Orchestra and Studio Orchestra performed during Boyer College of Music and Dance’s 20th annual concert at the Kimmel Cultural Campus.
June 2, 2023
Smith holds a sign reading "My big future: Dancing around the world :)" in a dance studio
Dancing through life: Temple senior is ready to see the world
Type: News Story
Temple University senior Melanie Smith is planning on traveling after she graduates.
May 8, 2023
Image of Rock Hall.
Temple professor wins Society for Music Theory award for article analyzing Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Alright’
Type: News Story
Temple University professor Noriko Manabe’s article was the first article on hip-hop to win a Society for Music Theory Award.
February 14, 2023
Image of Baker Purdon conducting a choir.
Boyer PhD student and Presser Award recipient releases album honoring Black choral music
Type: News Story
Walking Through the Valley, the debut album by Boyer PhD student Baker Purdon, contains work that has never before been recorded by Black composers throughout the 20th century.
October 12, 2022
Caleb Breidenbaugh holding a xylophone hammer.
Boyer graduate earns prestigious New World Symphony fellowship position
Type: News Story
Temple University alumnus Caleb Breidenbaugh will begin his fellowship position at the Miami-based orchestral academy this fall.
August 15, 2022
Image of a Temple dance student breaking.
New hip-hop dance minor invites everyone to join the cypher
Type: News Story
Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance leverages Philadelphia's celebrated hip hop scene with its newest minor program.
August 4, 2022
Image of Terell Stafford.
Jazz trumpeter Terell Stafford is focused on mentoring the next generation of musicians
Type: News Story
Temple professor Terell Stafford’s career has included a Grammy award, chart-topping albums and collaborations with jazz greats.
April 12, 2022
Image of Kenny Garrett’s band performing at the Temple Performing Arts Center.
Kenny Garrett, a Grammy award-winning musician, performs at Temple
Type: News Story
In February, Temple and WRTI hosted a free live community jazz concert at the Temple Performing Arts Center.
March 4, 2022
Image of Fareed Simpson-Hankins playing trumpet outside.
Boyer graduate receives a prestigious award for research on New Orleans and Philadelphia jazz
Type: News Story
Fareed Simpson-Hankins returns to his roots in the Community Music Scholars Program and shares his success.
February 10, 2022
Temple professor Wazhmah Osman
Two Owls find a way to assist the Afghan people at the Philadelphia airport
Type: News Story
Translation for resettling Afghans as an act of community care.
December 14, 2021
The Temple University Jazz Band recording their new album.
The Temple University Jazz Band celebrates the legacy of jazz great Jimmy Heath
Type: News Story
The band’s new album honors luminaries including Heath, John Chaney and Bootsie Barnes.
October 15, 2021
 A Black woman in white tutu practicing ballet at a barre in a dance studio.
Exposing more African Americans to ballet
Type: News Story
Through her ballet company, Chanel Holland, BYR ’12, changed the perception of what it means to be a ballet dancer.
June 29, 2021
Temple alumna Nicole Jordan
In a class of her own
Type: News Story
Alumna Nicole Jordan is the Philadelphia Orchestra’s first Black female member.
June 22, 2021
The cast of the Temple University Opera Theater production of "The Turn of the Screw"
Temple University Opera Theater’s 'The Turn of the Screw' in pictures
Type: News Story
See a gallery of photos from the production, which was adapted to meet the safety restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic.
December 2, 2020
The Temple University Jazz Band in rehearsal.
All together now: The making of Temple University Jazz Band's 'Covid Sessions'
Type: News Story
Produced during the pandemic and assembled from individual recordings students made separately, the album is one of the first of its kind.
November 16, 2020
Christina Castro-Tauser at one of the destinations on the "Connecting the Distance" dance tour.
A new dance show reimagines performances for the pandemic era
Type: News Story
Christina Castro-Tauser’s show "Connecting the Distance" is part walking tour, part virtual dance showcase.
September 21, 2020
Pennsylvania state Representative Malcolm Kenyatta
Owls at the DNC, RNC
Type: News Story
Get to know the Temple alumni, students and faculty involved with the recent Democratic and Republican National Conventions.
September 9, 2020
A Boyer dance student performs on stage.
The OwlTogether Arts Festival Online brings Temple’s artistic community together
Type: News Story
The Center for Performing and Cinematic Arts will host an online showcase of student work.
April 24, 2020
Anna and Erik Meyer
Music to our ears
Type: News Story
Two Boyer faculty members aim to lift our spirits through live-streamed concerts.
March 20, 2020
Tyra D. Jones-Blain dancing
Temple Water Week brings together arts and science on Main Campus
Type: News Story
Professors, students build week of performances, talks, service work to bring awareness to the world’s estimated 2.2 billion people without access to clean water.
March 11, 2020
Boyer music therapy student Allie McCrea
Boyer student lifts her father’s spirits with music
Type: News Story
Allie McCrea’s video of herself singing with her father from his hospital bed went viral.
February 10, 2020