Boyer College of Music and Dance

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
Constant Renaissance album on CD
Student and faculty musicians are Grammy hopefuls
Type: News Story
“Love, A Beautiful Force,” penned by superstar composer and arranger Vince Mendoza, features the Temple University Studio Orchestra.
January 17, 2020
A Boyer professor instructing a student in violin
Temple partners with Philadelphia Orchestra on 2019 China tour
Type: News Story
The tour is one of many milestones in the university’s long a fruitful partnership with the China, launched 40 years ago.
June 17, 2019
Ellis Hay holding his New York Times crossword puzzle
High note: Music major’s crossword puzzle lands in New York Times
Type: News Story
Temple University undergraduate Ellis Hay’s attention to detail is an invaluable skill in composing music and crossword puzzles.
March 26, 2019
Stained glass on Temple's campus
Temple professors win coveted Guggenheim Fellowships
Type: News Story
Two Temple professors, Jeremy Schipper and Mark Franko, recently won Guggenheim Fellowships to pursue academic research.
April 24, 2018
Sean Markey in Temple’s Presser Hall.
Boyer students pay tribute to Frank Sinatra on new record
Type: News Story
Students collaborated with prestigious faculty soloists and Grammy-winning arranger Michael Abene on the new album.
June 21, 2017
Samuel Nebyu playing the violin.
Next stop: Master’s in violin performance at Boyer
Type: News Story
After four years of callused fingers and international awards, one senior is ready to push himself even further at Boyer.
May 10, 2017
A woman with a guitar in a hospital room
The healing power of music
Type: News Story
Music therapy has been shown to have a beneficial effect on anxiety, fatigue and pain in people with cancer.
December 13, 2016
Hands playing a piano.
The keystrokes of life
Type: News Story
Sara Davis Buechner, pianist and associate professor at Boyer, is an individual of many lives—her newest being a Temple Owl.
November 17, 2016
Two women dancers embracing.
Monumental dance
Type: News Story
Anywhere, choreographed by Kathy Westwater and commissioned by the Department of Dance, makes its debut at Temple this month.
September 13, 2016
Center for the Arts Reorganization
Type: Announcement
The reorganization brings together Boyer College of Music and Dance and the newly named School of Theater, Film and Media Arts to creates the Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts and positions the Tyler School of Art as an independent school.
October 14, 2015
Temple faculty, alumnus awarded Pew Fellowships
Type: News Story
Three faculty members and one alumnus are recipients of 2015 Pew Center for Arts & Heritage fellowships, which support the arts in Philadelphia.
July 30, 2015
Renowned conductor named to Temple University Symphony Orchestra
Type: News Story
The Boyer College of Music and Dance announced that Andreas Delfs has been appointed to the position of artistic director and conductor of the Temple University Symphony Orchestra.
June 4, 2015
Temple tops list of regional theater programs
Type: News Story
Temple University's theater program tops's list of most-underrated theater schools in the Northeast.
May 21, 2015