Jordan D. Boyd, D.M.A.

Assistant Professor of Practice, Choir, Music

Jordan D. Boyd, D.M.A.



Dr. Jordan D. Boyd (he/him) is the Assistant Director of Choral Activities for the University of Texas at San Antonio where he conducts the Concert Choir and University Chorus, serves as musical director for UTSA Lyric Theatre productions, and teaches courses in choral literature and vocal techniques. Having conducted ensembles at virtually every level, his work emphasizes music literacy, healthy vocal production, and creating innovative performance experiences.

Ensembles under his direction have received national awards and earned consistent superior ratings at adjudicated festival. He led the University of North Texas Chorale to win First Place in the 2022 American Prize for Choral Performance. From 2015–2020, Dr. Boyd taught public school choirs from grades 5–12 outside of Charleston, South Carolina. As the Director of Choral Activities for the Berkeley Center for the Arts at Goose Creek High School, he led a decorated choral program. The Goose Creek Chamber Choir were praised for their “incredible precision and musicianship” and lauded as “ambassadors of technique for high school singers”. They were invited to perform at the conventions of the South Carolina American Choral Directors Association and the South Carolina Music Educators Association along with invitations to perform on the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. In 2019, the Goose Creek Chamber Choir was a National Finalist for the American Prize in Choral Performance.

Beyond academic ensembles, Dr. Boyd enjoys working with community and professional ensembles. From 2020–2022, he was the Assistant Conductor for the Dallas Symphony Chorus. He served the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus as Associate Music Director where he directed the CSO Chamber Singers and prepared the ensemble for annual performances with the Charleston Symphony. Additionally, he was the Associate Conductor of the Taylor Festival Choir.

As a choral artist, he has a passion for professional choral singing and is currently performing with IlluMen of San Antonio. Previous engagements include Orpheus Chamber Singers, Verdigris Ensemble of Dallas, Cincinnati Vocal Arts Ensemble, and the Taylor Festival Choir. As a soloist, he has performed with the Charleston Symphony Chamber Orchestra and taken to the stage in roles including Figaro in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Ko-Ko in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado, and Marco in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi. His experience on the stage has led him to regularly conduct opera and musical theatre productions. Recent and upcoming credits include Songs for a New World (UTSA 2024), Massenet’s Cendrillon (UTSA 2022), Amahl and the Night Visitors (Holy City Opera 2019), Les Misérables (BCA 2019), and Little Shop of Horrors (BCA 2018).

He holds an undergraduate degree in vocal performance and music theory/composition from the College of Charleston, a Master of Music in choral conducting from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and a Doctor of Musical Arts in choral conducting from the University of North Texas.


  • MUS 3421–Vocal Techniques for Instrumental Majors
  • MUS 3831–3833 UTSA Concert Choir
  • MUS 4581–University Chorus


  • D.M.A., the University of North Texas

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