Blair Boyd, composer

Blair Boyd is a Chicago-based composer whose highly energized compositions engage with physical movement and the perception of time. Her works have been performed throughout the U.S. and internationally including Cheltenham Music Festival (U.K.), impuls Festival (Austria), and HighScore New Music Festival (Italy), as well as broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Dr. Boyd holds degrees from the University of Tennessee (BMus), the University of Bristol (MA), and recently completed her doctoral studies at Cardiff University under the supervision of Prof. Arlene Sierra. As a Britten-Pears Young Artist, she developed a new work for premiere at the 2022 Aldeburgh Festival (U.K.) under the guidance of Colin Matthews and Mark-Anthony Turnage. She has also studied with Judith Weir and Kenneth Hesketh on summer festival courses. Boyd is currently Co-Director of Illuminate Women’s Music, a touring concert series that presents forgotten historical works alongside new commissions.

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