Texas Tech University

John Boyle

Instructor of Music Theory

Email: boylejk.boyle@ttu.edu

Office: School of Music, Room 250

John Boyle

John Boyle is an Instructor of Theory and Composition in the School of Music at Texas Tech University. Dr. Boyle taught for twenty years at the Interlochen Center for the Arts, where he also served as the Coordinator of Composition and Theory. During the last two summers, he has been a member of the faculty at the Lake City String Academy in Lake City, Colorado.

In the last decade, Boyle has been a program annotator for Lake City Arts, Chamber Music Amarillo, and the Quartz Mountain Music Festival. He has also served as concert speaker/lecturer for CMA and QMMF.

As composer, his music has been performed at the International Electronic Music Plus Festival, the Bowling Green State University New Music Festival, the North American Saxophone Alliance Region V Convention, and the Virginia College Band Directors Symposium XI. He has written commissioned music for the Diocese of Gaylord, Quartet-a-Tete, cellist Jeffrey Lastrapes, and saxophonist Kevin Heidbreder.

In 2003, one of his composition students was named a Presidential Scholar in the Arts. As a result, the US Department of Education named him a Distinguished Teacher and he received his commemorative plaque from First Lady Laura Bush.