Boyer College of Music and Dance

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
Community kids learn music at Boyer
Type: News Story
Temple's Community Music Scholars Program provides an affordable way for children in the community to learn music. Follow one student as he attends a Saturday-morning violin class.
April 8, 2015
Rare John Coltrane album recorded live at Temple
Type: News Story
'Offering,' a remastered recording of a rare live performance given by legendary jazz artist John Coltrane at Temple University, was released earlier this year by Resonance Records.
December 18, 2014
Boyer professor showcases dance technique before international audience
Type: News Story
Temple University Professor Kun-Yang showcased his dance technique in front of an international audience at a contemporary dance festival in Germany.
October 22, 2014
Cellist Jeffrey Solow helps students find their own voices
Type: News Story
Jeffrey Solow, a cellist and professor of instrumental studies at Temple, brings an abundance of experience in performing, recording, writing and publishing to his role as teacher and mentor.
September 24, 2014
Rolling Stone listing brings more national exposure to Temple’s Diamond Marching Band
Type: News Story
Temple's Diamond Marching Band, “the Pride of the Cherry and White,” was featured Tuesday in Rolling Stone magazine's online list of the top "10 Mind-Blowing College Marching Band Cover Songs." The post includes a YouTube video clip of the band performing Kanye West's popular hit "All of the Lights" and describes the performance as "a version loud enough to
September 18, 2013
Robot opera results from art and science collaboration
Type: News Story
An unconventional collaboration between Boyer music professor Maurice Wright and computer sciences professor Rolf Lakaemper has yielded a new form of opera that will be presented this weekend at the Conwell Dance Theater.
September 18, 2013
Temple Made: Julian Terrell Otis
Type: News Story
In the Commencement week edition of the "Temple Made" student profile series, meet the Boyer College of Music and Dance student chosen to sing at this week's 126th Commencement Exercises. When you hear Julian sing, you may be surprised to learn that he came to Temple with a dream of becoming a physician-scientist.
May 10, 2013
Temple Community Band brings together all comers
Type: In the Media
April 25, 2013
The Night Owls, a band that "serves everyone"
Type: News Story
The Night Owls, Temple's community band founded by Boyer College of Music and Dance faculty member Deborah Sheldon, is filling a void in American music education by bringing together diverse communities of musicians of all ages from throughout the region to make music.
April 25, 2013