MINISTER OF MUSIC DIRECTOR
A native of Los Angeles, Robert Bolyard moved to Seattle in 2014 after six years in Atlanta - in addition to his work at WPPC, Robert is Music Director of the Seattle Jewish Chorale and Lecturer of Music History/Director of the Vocal Ensemble at DigiPen Institute of Technology in Redmond. Robert received his Master’s degree in Choral Conducting from the Yale School of Music, and while in Atlanta he was an active church musician and kept busy singing with multiple choirs, serving as guest clinician in area middle school and high school choruses, and improvising music for live comedy shows most weekends. Robert is active in the viola da gamba community, and has performed locally with Ensemble Audax and the Tahoma Consort. Robert is also the founding director of Uncommon Practice: a collective of vocalists specializing in early and contemporary music now in its sixth season. More information and background can be found at www.bolyard.org and www.wesingup.org.