Welcome to the Boyer College of Music and Dance Alumni page! Whether you are already well-connected with our activities, or you are coming back after many years away - welcome! We invite you to browse the alumni pages, learn more about our activities and goals and most importantly - find a way to connect - or reconnect - with the Boyer College of Music and Dance!
An important way for us to stay connected to you is to make sure we have your current contact information. Please visit Temple University's main alumni page to update your information and share your latest accomplishments!
Boyer College of Music and Dance Alumni
Boyer College alumni have a strong presence in the world of music and dance, keeping the arts vibrant as creators, performers, educators, therapists, promoters and supporters. Boyer alumni perform with major orchestras throughout the world, light up the Broadway stage, conduct research, educate, receive Grammy nominations and awards and create and manage their own successful performance companies.
Boyer Alumni Spotlight: Eric Owens
Across the globe alumni are putting their degrees to work and making Temple University proud. Eric Owens (B.M. '93) started his studies at Temple University at a young age in the Temple Music Preparatory program. Today Eric’s career is thriving and with every performance he makes Temple University proud.
A native of Philadelphia, Eric began his music training as a pianist at the age of six, followed by formal oboe study at age eleven under Lloyd Shorter of the Delaware Symphony and Louis Rosenblatt of the Philadelphia Orchestra. While taking classes at Temple University’s Music Preparatory program he gained the attention of faculty members who urged him to study vocal performance. He went on to study voice at Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance as an undergraduate and pursued graduate studies at the Curtis Institute of Music.
Acclaimed for his commanding stage presence and inventive artistry, Eric has carved a unique place in the contemporary opera world as both an esteemed interpreter of classic works and a champion of new music. Equally at home in concert, recital and opera performances, Eric continues to bring his powerful poise, expansive voice and instinctive acting faculties to stages around the world.
Read more about Eric’s stellar accomplishments and how he stays connected to Temple University and the Boyer College of Music and Dance: