Director, MIT Symphony Orchestra

A dynamic and versatile conductor, Adam Kerry Boyles is a notable figure in the musical life of New England. Boyles is currently Director of Orchestras at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Assistant Conductor of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. Previous Music Director positions include six seasons with the Brookline Symphony Orchestra, three seasons with the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra, five seasons with Opera in the Ozarks, and five seasons with MetroWest Opera. Boyles served on the faculty at The University of Texas at Austin and The University of Arizona.

The 2018/2019 season marks Boyles’s 12th at MIT, and will feature a celebration of Leonard Bernstein, guest soloists Matthew Roitstein (Houston Symphony) and David Deveau, and co-hosting the 2019 College Orchestra Directors Association national conference. With the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Boyles conducts a wide variety of Masterworks, Pops, and Educational concerts. He conducted the entirety of the orchestra’s 2018 summer season, including a concert in collaboration with Doc Severinsen.

Recent guest engagements include concerts with the Ocean City Pops Orchestra, Charlottesville Symphony Orchestra, and honors orchestras in Massachusetts, Oregon, and Rhode Island. Boyles was a guest clinician with Manhattan Concert Productions for the past three seasons. 

An accomplished vocalist, Boyles performed in numerous operas with the Indiana University Opera Theater, and in Arizona Opera’s first complete presentation of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen. He has sung with many professional choral ensembles across the country such as Conspirare, True Concord, Apollo’s Voice, Mon Choeur, Cantique, and the Tucson Chamber Artists. In 2010, Boyles was featured as a guest soloist with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus.

Boyles received his Doctor of Music in Orchestral Conducting degree from The University of Texas at Austin, his Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting degree from The University of Arizona, and his Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance degree from Indiana University.