Matthew Boice

Director of Music

Matthew Boice

Matthew Boice, a 1979 graduate of Butler Area School District, received the degrees of Bachelor of Music from Grove City College, Master of Music from Duquesne University, and has done Doctoral work in Music Education at West Virginia University, as well as other post-graduate studies at Westminster Choir College and Kent State University.

Mr. Boice has been on staff at First Presbyterian Church since 1985 when he accepted the position of Tenor Soloist. In 2015 he was named Director of Music and Organist.

Mr. Boice served for 33 years as a public school music teacher where he held positions of Choral Director, Band Director, and Department Chair. Additionally he has held adjunct positions at California University, Washington and Jefferson, Grove City, and Waynesburg Colleges. He holds professional membership in the American Choral Directors Association and the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association. He is a past member of the PMEA State Board and Past President of PMEA District One.

Mr. Boice was a twenty-year member of the professional core of the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh under Robert Page; and is in demand as a soloist, clinician, and conductor.   He currently performs Renaissance, Baroque, Colonial, and Celtic music with the Beau Street Players of Washington and is the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Washington Festival Chorale. 


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