Harvey R. Boyer is a multi-faceted performer and educator. Over the course of the past 18 years in the field, Harvey's achievements have made him a highly sought after educator, tenor soloist, conductor, and pianist. Harvey received both his Bachelors and Masters degrees from Ithaca College School of Music with a concentration in Voice and Music Education. He started his career as choral and instrumental music director for 15 years at the Woodstock Elementary School in the Onteora Central School District. For the past two years he has taught at Reginald Bennett Intermediate School as Director of Bands. In 2013, he brought the Bennett Jazz ensemble to NYSSMA Majors Festival in Kingston, NY and received a Gold with Distinction rating, and followed that with a Gold rating last year. Over his career, Harvey has been selected as guest choral conductor and clinician in Chenango, Dutchess, Greene, Sullivan, and Ulster All-County festivals.
Harvey is an avid performer and has been the featured guest soloist with the Woodstock Chamber Orchestra performing Handel's "Dettingen Te Deum." He is also a soloist/member of the choral ensemble Ars Choralis.
Additionally, Harvey enjoys performing with the ensembles Blue Gardenia and The Will Smith Trio along with sitting in with many other groups. In both ensembles, Harvey performs as pianist and vocalist. The ensemble Blue Gardenia debuted their self-titled CD in 2007.