A native of Los Angeles, Robert Bolyard recently moved to Seattle after six years in Atlanta, and is excited to be a part of the WPPC community! Robert received his Master's degree in Choral Conducting from the Yale School of Music, then moved to Atlanta where he first served as Music Director/Organist at Epiphany Lutheran Church in Conyers, GA and then, in 2013-14, as Interim Choirmaster at Morningside Presbyterian Church. Robert kept busy in Atlanta singing with Coro Vocati, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus and Chamber Chorus, serving as guest clinician in area middle school and high school choruses, and improvising music for live comedy shows every weekend. Robert is active in the viola da gamba community as a performer of both solo and consort repertoire as well as serving on the board of the Viola da Gamba Society of America. Robert is also the founding director of Uncommon Practice: a collective of vocalists specializing in early and contemporary music now in its fifth season. More information and background can be found at and


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