Dennis Boyd Jr. is in his 11th year teaching, currently serving as the Director of Choirs for Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School and Middle School in South Paris, Maine. Mr. Boyd also directs the Christmas for Teens Choir, an annual fundraiser that serves low-income teenagers in the Oxford Hills Region. Mr. Boyd is from Berwick Maine and attended Noble High School.
Mr. Boyd earned his Bachelor of Music degree studying with Dr. Dennis Cox and Ludlow Hallman at the University of Maine and is enrolling at the University of Southern Maine for a Masters in Choral Conducting under Dr. Nicolas Dosman.
Mr. Boyd is an active judge for many choral music festivals at the regional level and is serving as a judge for All-State Music Festival in Maine. In the summer, Mr. Boyd teaches at USM’s Summer Choral Academy. As a performer, he is a frequently requested guest Baritone soloist for several church and community choirs throughout Maine. In addition, he is part of the folk fusion band BOLD RILEY.
Mr. Boyd serves as President of the Maine Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) and as Vice President for Choral Music in the Maine Music Educators Association (MMEA).