Perfect for High School & University Performances
Exceptional Worship Concerts
Blends The Genre From Traditional to Contemporary and Back Again.
"Brandon Boyd is part of a new generation of talent, leadership, instruction and sound. His gospel arrangements are making new waves and his dignified command as a conductor and teacher are demanding our attention. And this is only the beginning."
Allan Robert Petker
Choral Spiritual Arrangements
The Brandon Boyd Collection Features
Good for choirs of all sizes
Great for soloists
Pulls out all the stops
Easy to rehearse
Amazing for holidays
Always a crowd pleaser
Changes happen when we all come together and make our voice one. There is no better way to do that than through music.
Spirituals in Worship
Spirituals are a way to deeper connect to God.
Spirituals in Education
Learning about previous styles of music, such as spirituals, allow students to see where inspiration was drawn from.
Our Featured Reviews
Dr. Boyd shares his understanding of and passion for African American spirituals and gospel music through his gospelized spiritual arrangements, such as I Wanna Be Ready and Jacob’s Ladder. His fusion of these two idiomatic styles of Black music are most often comprised of melodies that are true to the traditional spiritual, supported by a piano accompaniment that is characterized by gospel harmonies and syncopation.
Rosephanye Powell, D.M., Coordinator, Voice Studies, Professor of Voice, Department of Music
About The Brandon Boyd Collection
Dr. Brandon A. Boyd is the Assistant Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education at the University of Missouri, where he conducts the MU Glee Club and Concert Chorale. In addition to his conducting duties, he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in choral conducting and choral music education. Boyd appears regularly as a conductor, clinician, composer-in-residence, collaborative pianist, and presenter for All-States, conferences, conventions, collegiate choirs, church choirs, and choral festivals.
As an active composer and arranger, his music is sung regularly by ensembles throughout the United States and abroad. He was recently appointed the Editor of Gentry Publications. He is also the curator and editor of the “Brandon A. Boyd Choral Series,” a new choral series with Hinshaw Music Publications helping promote exciting and innovative works composed by both established and new composers and arrangers. His music also appears in GIA Publications and Kjos Music Press catalogs. In 2017, he was invited by the Santa Fe Desert Chorale to serve as Composer-in-Residence and Community Engagement Leader for their program Giving Voice to the Voiceless. The Chorale premiered a work commissioned by the SFDC, I Search, during their 35th Anniversary of the Summer Justice Concert Series, where he served as assistant conductor, pre-concert lecturer, and guest pianist. He set to music a text written by “Poet V,” a young participant in the Voces de Libertad program at the Santa Fe County Youth Development Center. His duties also included organizing and conducting the Interfaith Community Shelter Street Choir, thus creating a safe place for men, women, and children experiencing homelessness within the Santa Fe community. Other commissioning partners include the Carnegie Hall’s Choirs of America Nationals for Top Choirs, Southwestern Adventist University, Florida State University/Tallahassee Community Chorus, New Mexico Music Educators Association, and the University of Nebraska-Kearney.
As a proponent of choral singing to build community, his research interests include organizing choirs for the homeless, identifying the social and physical effects of choral singing on senior citizens, and creating authentic field experiences for music therapy and choral music education students. For three years, Dr. Boyd co-directed three choral community partnerships in Florida: The Tallahassee Senior Choir, RAA Middle School Partnership Choir, (university students and middle school singers), and the MTC Women’s Prison Glee Club (university students singing with women housed in a correctional facility). He holds two degrees from Florida State University (Ph.D. in choral music education and M.M. in choral conducting) and earned a B.S. in music education (emphasis in piano) from Tennessee State University. He is a proud member of the American Choral Directors’ Association (ACDA), National Association for Music Education (NAfME), National Association of Negro Musicians (NANM), American Guild of Organists (AGO), and Chorus America.