UNCP Honor Choir

2022 honor choir concert

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is pleased to announce the fifteenth annual Honor Choir, to be held on Saturday, March 25, 2023.

The clinic will be held in person on the UNCP campus, with clinician Brandon A. Boyd, assistant director of choral activities and assistant professor of choral music education at the University of Missouri.

Information for nominating students will be sent out in January 2023.  Directors can send a message to Meggan Hollis at meggan.hollis@uncp.edu to confirm that they are on the list to receive that email.

For more information please contact Dr. Jaeyoon Kim at jaeyoon.kim@uncp.edu.


Brandon A. Boyd

Dr. Brandon A. Boyd enjoys a versatile career as a conductor, in addition to appearing regularly as a composer-in-residence, collaborative pianist, and presenter for conferences, conventions, collegiate choirs, church choirs, choral symposiums, and festivals. He is the Assistant Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education at the University of Missouri, where he conducts the MU Glee Club and Concert Chorale. In addition to his conducting duties at the university, he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in choral conducting and choral music education. 

As an active composer and arranger, his music is sung regularly by ensembles throughout the United States and abroad. He is also the curator and editor of the "Brandon A. Boyd Choral Series," a choral series with Hinshaw Music Publications helping promote exciting and innovative works composed by established and new composers and arrangers. His music also appears in MorningStar, GIA, and Kjos Music Press catalogs. In addition, he is the Executive Editor of Gentry Publications. 

As a collaborative pianist, he's performed with the London Symphony Orchestra and chorus master for Gershwin's Porgy and Bess with the Norddeutscher Rundfunk Bereich Orchester and Vokalensemble of Hamburg. 

He holds two degrees from Florida State University (Ph.D. in choral music education and M.M. in choral conducting) and earned a B.S. in music education (emphasis in piano) from Tennessee State University. He is a proud member of the American Choral Directors' Association (ACDA), National Association for Music Education (NAfME), National Association of Negro Musicians (NANM), American Guild of Organists (AGO), and Chorus America. Dr. Boyd also serves as a National ACDA Composition Initiative committee member.