James A. Boyles

Director of Brevard Chorale

Mr. Boyles is a graduate of Florida State University (1971) with a Bachelor of Music in Voice and Converse College (1973) with a Master of Music in Vocal Performance. After college he taught choral music in Brevard County and directed local church choirs.

From the 1980s until the mid 1990s James took a hiatus from choral directing to pursue a family jewelry business which he still operates as the sole proprietor today. In addition to his business, however, Mr. Boyles once again directs the Indian River City United Methodist Church choir and the Brevard Chorale.

As a singer James has performed locally as soloist with the Brevard Chorale, Brevard Community Chorus and the Brevard Oratorio Society. His association with the Brevard Chorale goes back to the late 1960's. He has sung under the direction of Tom Whiteside, Mark Hanson, Larry Boye and Mark Maslin before assuming the leadership of the group in the Fall of 2008. Having been a vocal performance major in college, James brings to the Chorale a great interest in improving the vocal technique of the singers as well as producing high quality choral performances.

He strongly urges anyone interested in growing musically and vocally to join the Chorale regardless of the level of choral experience.