Michael Boyd

Michael Boyd, Assistant Professor of Music at Chatham University, is a composer, scholar, and experimental improviser. His music embraces experimental practices such as installation, multimedia, and performance art. Boyd's analytic essays on Roger Reynolds's music have been published in Notes and Tempo, and an article about one of his performance-based installations recently appeared in Perspectives of New Music. He also serves as Wilkins Township Commissioner and is working to improve bicycle infrastructure at work and in his community. In 2012 Boyd was named Bike Pittsburgh's Advocate of the Year and in 2013 was one of the Pittsburgh Magazine/Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project "40 Under 40."