Current and Past Conductors
Andrew Boysen, Jr. is presently a professor in the music department at the University of New Hampshire, where he conducts the wind symphony and teaches conducting and composition. Under his leadership, the UNH wind symphony has released six recordings and been invited to perform at regional conventions of the College Band Directors National Association and National Association for Music Education. Previously, Boysen taught at Indiana State University and Cary-Grove (IL) High School, and was the music director and conductor of the Deerfield Community Concert Band. He remains active as a guest conductor and clinician, appearing with high school, university and festival ensembles across the United States, Great Britain, and Australia.
Boysen earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in wind conducting at the Eastman School of Music, where he served as conductor of the Eastman Wind Orchestra and assistant conductor of the Eastman Wind Ensemble. He received his Master of Music degree in wind conducting from Northwestern University in 1993 and his Bachelor of Music degree in music education and music composition from the University of Iowa in 1991.
He maintains an active schedule as a composer, receiving commissions from festival, university, and high school concert bands across the United States. Boysen won the International Horn Society Composition Contest in 2000, the University of Iowa Honors Composition Prize in 1991 and has twice won the Claude T. Smith Memorial Band Composition Contest, in 1991 and 1994. Boysen has several published works with the Neil A. Kjos Music Company, Wingert-Jones Music, Alfred Music, Masters Music, and C. Alan Publications, including pieces for band, orchestra, clarinet and piano, and brass choir. Recordings of his music appear on the Sony, R-Kal, Mark, St. Olaf and Elf labels.
Lyndsay Boysen is currently on staff at the University of New Hampshire where she oversees the Summer Youth Music School and coordinates the UNH Clark Terry Jazz Festival.
Previously, she served as Director of Bands at Belchertown High School in Belchertown, MA, where she conducted the wind ensemble, symphony band, concert band, and two percussion ensembles, as well as teaching AP Music Theory. During her tenure, her ensembles earned consistent gold ratings at state and national festivals and performed at the Massachusetts Music Educators Association Convention and in Boston’s Symphony Hall. Prior to her position at BHS, she was the Director of Bands at Lebanon High School in Lebanon, NH.
Boysen received her Master of Music in Wind Conducting from the University of Kansas where she studied with John Lynch, Scott Weiss, and David Clemmer. While at KU, Boysen served as associate conductor of the KU Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, and the Helianthus New Music Ensemble. She also served as a graduate teaching assistant with KU Marching Jayhawks. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of New Hampshire.
Mrs. Boysen has served on the executive board of the Massachusetts Music Educators Association (MMEA) and the Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association (MICCA) and was Chairperson of the MMEA-WD, Massachusetts Music Educators Assocaiation. Boysen remains active as a guest conductor and clinician, appearing with high school and festival ensembles and conventions across the United States.
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