Visiting Faculty, Director of Choral Activities, Music Department
Dr. Megan Boyd has experience teaching choral music at all levels, elementary through university and in the community sector. She currently serves as the Director of Choral Activities at Xavier University leading the Concert Choir, Edgecliff Vocal Ensemble, and vocal music education program. In addition to her work at Xavier, Dr. Boyd is the Associate Director of the Young Professionals Choral Collective of Cincinnati and a member of the semi-professional women’s chorus, mirabai.
Dr. Boyd holds a B.M. in music education and voice performance from Boston University where she studied with leading Boston tenor, Frank Kelley. She also earned an M.M. and D.M.A. in choral conducting from Michigan State University studying under Drs. David Rayl, Sandra Snow, and Jonathan Reed. During her time there, Dr. Boyd conducted the MSU Women’s Chamber Ensemble at Carnegie Hall and in their appearance at the 2014 American Choral Directors Association Central Division Conference. As a middle school and high school educator, Dr. Boyd’s ensembles consistently earned Superior Ratings at the NC Music Performance Adjudication, an invitation to perform at the 2009 NC Governor's Inauguration, and a performance at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Dr. Boyd also serves as an adjudicator and clinician having worked with the Michigan State Vocal Music Association, presenting at the 2013 Michigan Music Conference, and was published in the Choral Journal. Her professional affiliations include ACDA, Chorus America, and Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society.
Dr. Boyd currently resides just north of Cincinnati with her husband and two children.