Dr. René Boyer

Peripole Welcomes Dr. René Boyer

After many years of close professional association, Peripole is proud to welcome Dr. René Boyer to her new role as our Music Education Advisor and Consultant. Dr. Boyer received her Bachelors and Masters degrees from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, Illinois, and her Doctorate Degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. She possesses all levels of Orff Certification, as well as Kodály Certification in Solfege, Techniques, and Teacher Training from Hungary.

René currently holds the distinguished position of Professor Emeritus of the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music, where she also was the founder and administrator of their Orff Schulwerk Certification Courses for over twenty years.

Dr. Boyer has served as the President of the National Association for the Study and Performance of African-American Music (NASPAAM) and a Conference Chair for the National Urban Music Leadership Association.

She is one of the principal authors of Share the Music, Spotlight on Music and most recently, Music Studio Digital Multimedia/Text Series, published by McGraw-Hill Education. She has written many books for music educators, including an authoritative text for classroom teachers, published by Pearson, Music Fundamentals, Methods, and Materials for the Elementary Classroom Teacher.

René brings with her considerable expertise in providing Music Education to Urban and Inner City Schools, as well as in the music of other countries and cultures. She is a renowned and world-wide lecturer, having lectured and taught in Europe, Australia, Asia, Africa and throughout the entire United States. Her most recent book, published by Hal Leonard, Songs and Rhythms of a Nation, features music of each of the fifty states.