Adam Boyles, Music Director and Conductor
A dynamic and versatile conductor, Adam Kerry Boyles is a notable figure in the musical life of the Boston area. Boyles is currently Director of Orchestras at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Music Director of the Brookline Symphony Orchestra, and a conductor at Opera in the Ozarks. Previous Music Director positions include three seasons with the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra, and five seasons with MetroWest Opera. Boyles served on the faculty at The University of Texas at Austin and The University of Arizona.
Recent orchestral engagements include concerts with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Muncie Symphony Orchestra, Oregon Bach Festival, Grand Harmonie, Austin Chamber Ensemble, Audio Inversions, Michigan State University, and Rhode Island College. With the Boston Opera Collaborative, he led three operas (The Crucible, Le nozze di Figaro, La bohème) between 2009-2012. Boyles also served as a cover conductor with the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra in 2007. He has worked with many notable conductors such as Gustavo Dudamel, Sir Roger Norrington, Kurt Masur, and Gunther Schuller. With Masur, Boyles was invited to work with the Manhattan School of Music Orchestra on three occasions.
An accomplished vocalist, Boyles performed in numerous operas with the Indiana University Opera Theater, and in Arizona Opera's first complete presentation of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen. He has sung with many professional choral ensembles across the country such as Conspirare, Apollo's Voice, Mon Choeur, Cantique, and the Tucson Chamber Artists. In 2010, Boyles was featured as a guest soloist with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus.
Boyles received his Doctor of Music in Orchestral Conducting degree from The University of Texas at Austin, his Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting degree from The University of Arizona, and his Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance degree from Indiana University.