Boyle, J(ohn) David
- Jere T. Humphreys
(b Gravette, AR, Sept 1, 1934). American music educator and scholar. He received degrees from the University of Arkansas (BSE 1956) and University of Kansas (MME 1960, PhD 1968). He taught music in the public schools of Cassville, Missouri (1956–9) and Lawrence, Kansas (1960–63), and was on the music faculties at Moorhead State College in Moorhead, Minnesota (1967–8), Pennsylvania State University (1968–81), and the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida (1981–2000). At the University of Miami he was chair of the Department of Music Education and Music Therapy (1981–92) and associate dean for graduate studies in music (1992–2000). Boyle’s research interests include the writing of instructional objectives and evaluation of competencies; program evaluation, particularly of arts programs and comprehensive musicianship; and the psychology of music. He has published more than 50 articles and research papers, and co-authored (with Rudolf E. Radocy) four English editions, two Japanese editions, and a Korean edition of ...