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T.J. Boyer

9th and 10th Grade Music

11th and 12th Grade Music

Stagecraft and Performance

Making the Band


tboyer@casa-arts.org

717-732-8450 x7506

EDUCATION:

Bachelor of Science in Music Education (classical guitar), West Chester University

Mr. Boyer has been teaching at CASA for 22 years, since its inception in 2001. He is originally from Allentown, Pennsylvania. His family includes his sons, Miles and Nolan. In his free time, Mr. Boyer enjoys recording and mixing music, disc golf, and crossword puzzles!

What brought you to CASA?

I started at CASA when it first opened in 2001. The job posting advertised a new arts school that was seeking a music teacher who would focus on music theory, composition, and collaboration with the other arts classes. This was different than any other high school music program, and the position at CASA offered me the opportunity to build an original and unique music curriculum that can serve a wide variety of music students.

 

Where did you work and what was your role prior to coming to CASA?

I have been teaching at CASA since graduating college.

 

What is your favorite part of working at CASA?

Getting to see, hear, and read the amazing original works of art the students create.

 

What is your connection to the arts? How are you an artist?

I am a guitarist, songwriter, and composer who enjoys performing for live audiences. I have also played in pit ensembles, been a musical director, and composed original scores for plays. 

What do you feel is your impact on our school community, students, and culture?

I feel I treat everyone with respect no matter who they are or where they come from. And I strive to promote that same mindset among the students. Also, from an artistic standpoint, I believe in trying to push conventional boundaries when it comes to creating art.

What advice do you have for our students?

Be open to new approaches, don't be afraid to take creative risks even if they fail, and be willing to accept failure in order to learn and grow stronger.

Do you advise any clubs at CASA?

Music Theory Club

Fun fact about Mr. Boyer:

I am the only teacher at CASA that has been teaching at CASA since it started in 2001. 

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