Composer and violist Michael Boyman is always searching for the perfect balance of form and expression. His music often tells a story, whether from literature, visual art or personal experience, and he aims to present that story in the most vivid and emotionally intense way. Michael is the recipient of the BMI William Schuman Award and was recently featured in the 2017 Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute. His upcoming projects include an extended chamber work for the Parhelion Trio and an orchestral work for the Chelsea Symphony featuring the Metropolitan Horn Authority to be premiered during the 2019-20 season.
An alumnus of International House NY, Michael served as the performing arts fellow from 2012-14 and was a grant recipient of the Davis Projects for Peace Grant in 2013, which funded a study of inter-religious conflict in Pakistan and techniques to reduce conflict using dialogue and musical performance. Michael is also an alumnus of the New York Youth Symphony, where he served as principal violist of the orchestra and was a member of Making Score, the organization's composition program.
Michael is a graduate of New York University, where he studied political science and music composition, studying privately with Justin Dello Joio. He received his Master's Degree in Composition from the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied privately with Richard Danielpour. Michael is currently the Operations Coordinator at Carnegie Hall.