James A. Boyles, Chorale Director, after graduating from Titusville High School, became a member of the choral music program at Brevard Junior College under the direction of Tom Whiteside.
After one year at Brevard Junior College, he transferred to Florida State University to earn a Bachelor of Music Degree in Voice. While at FSU, he performed with the School of Music in opera and in musical comedy. Following graduation from FSU James received a graduate assistantship at Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where he received a Master of Music Degree in Vocal Performance.
Returning to Brevard County in 1973 Mr. Boyles taught Junior High School for six years. During that time, he performed with the Brevard Chorale again under the direction of Dr. Whiteside. In 1981, Mr. Boyles stepped out to run the family jewelry business. In 2008 he rejoined and became director of the Brevard Chorale. Additionally, he directs two choirs at the Indian River City United Methodist Church in Titusville. He and his wife, also a musician, have two grown children, both of whom are talented musicians in their own right.
Mrs. Jean M. Black, Accompanist
Jean is a Brevard County native, born in Rockledge. She began piano lessons at the age of five. By age of fifteen she was accompanist for the Titusville High School Madrigal singers under the direction of Thomas Davis. Upon graduation she attended Florida State University minoring in music while pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Production. As well as being a talented pianist, Mrs. Black is an accomplished sound technician. In the past 18 years Mrs. Black has earned the reputation for excellence by accompanying for public school choirs, soloists and band/orchestra soloists, theatrical productions throughout the county and as a member of the Space Coast Pops, the Space Coast Symphony, Brevard Symphony and the Community Band of Brevard. In addition to piano accompanying, Mrs. Black is an accomplished flautist and singer. She is also director of VOCE.
Mrs. Linda Kay Cox, Accompanist
Linda Kay Cox is a multi-talented musician having received both Bachelor and Masters of Music Degrees from the Florida State University. She pursued additional post graduate studies at FSU and Westminster Choir College. The major portion of her career has been spent as a church and synagogue musician both as a vocalist and pianist/organist. Through the years she has taught private voice, as well. She participates as a singer/soloist with the Chorale and is part of the music ministry with St. Mark's Episcopal Choir in Rockledge.