Autumn Boyle, voice faculty
Autumn Boyle (soprano) has a bachelor of music degree in vocal performance from Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM). There, she studied with Dr. Dean Southern and Dr. Jung Eun Oh, and she continues to study with Jennifer Casey Cabot in Washington, DC. She currently teaches at Roland Park Country School in Baltimore, and recently gave birth to a baby girl in May. She sings to her daughter every day (see below), and has found quite a captive audience in her!
Ms. Boyle believes that a solid foundation in classical technique will prepare a singer for any style of singing. She is an advocate of the bel canto style, which promotes vocal health and longevity through emphasis on easy onsets and smooth, legato lines. Students who put her instruction to practice will be able to sing for their entire lives. They will learn, among many other things, how to warm up the voice, create proper breath support, make space in the mouth, polish repertoire for auditions and recitals, and hone general musicianship skills such as sightreading, dynamics, and stylization.
Ms. Boyle is at home in many styles, including classical, musical theater, and jazz. She is the soprano cantor and section leader at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Baltimore. She has performed solos from various oratorio works with the cathedral choir and consort, including Messiah (Handel), Requiem (Cherubini and Rutter), “Laudate dominum” from Vesperae solennes de confessore (Mozart), “Alleluia” from Exultate jubilate (Mozart), and Cantata No. 105 (Bach). Some of her musical theater and operetta credits include Alice Grey (A Sensation Novel), Christine (The Phantom of the Opera), Tuptim (The King & I), Emma (Jekyll & Hyde), Susanna (The Marriage of Figaro scenes), Casilda (The Gondoliers), and Florinda (Into the Woods).
Ms. Boyle enjoys performing in specialty cabaret, concert, and chamber music settings. Past engagements include Sammy Fain’s “I’ll Be Seeing You” at the Embassy of the Russian Federation’s “70th Anniversary of the Allied Victory” event; Der Hirt auf dem Felsen (Schubert) with world-renowned clarinetist Hakan Rosengren and pianist Brian Uecker for the White Lake Chamber Music Festival in Montague, MI; songs for Bmore Musical’s Red Velvet Evening of Love Songs; and annual concerts for the Mt. Vernon Conservancy summer series and Memorial Day weekend at the Cathedral of the Incarnation.
In the 2015 – 2016 performance year, Ms. Boyle was recognized on the DCMetroTheatreArts’ “Best of 2015” list for her performance as Alice Grey in Spotlighters Theatre’s production of A Sensation Novel. She also learned two roles under immense time pressure: in a few hours, the role of Emma in Spotlighters’ production of Jekyll and Hyde, and, in two rehearsals, the role of Christine in The Phantom of the Opera for Baltimore Actors’ Theatre’s original production at Oregon Ridge Dinner Theatre. She also placed first in her division at the MD/DC NATS competition.