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The Boyer College participates in Temple's history of serving its neighbors with non-degree programs, classes, events and performances that are accessible and affordable.

Boyer: Building Better Communities
was initiated by Dean Robert T. Stroker as the umbrella initiative for community-based intiatives designed and implemented by faculy and students. Members of the Boyer family are everywhere -- working as teachers, performing at community and health organizations, working as music therapists at hospitals and rehab centers and volunteering in the classroom.

Boyer offers 500 events each year, all of which are free with the exception of opera and dance. All Boyer events are open to the public.

The Arts & Quality of Life Research Center offers programs that enhance the lives of disadvantaged individuals in the community.

Temple Music Preparatory Division offers classes for children and adults in music and dance.

Community ensembles are open to Templ;e students, faculty, staff and members of the community

Temple University Singing Owls - choral ensemble
Temple University Night Owls - band ensemble
Temple University Swinging Owls - jazz ensemble
Owlchestra - string ensemble

Run outs to local schools to demonstrate instruments. Temple University Wind Symphony at Carver High School, that brough in local 3rd and 4th graders for an "instrument petting zoo."

Celebrating 125 years, and the first music program at Temple University, the Department of Music Education offers numberous clinics, master classes and community collaborations in 2018-19.


The Young Womens Composer Camp brings girls from around the country for a week of clinics and classes with noted composers, culminating in performances open to the public.


Weekly Jazz cafe featuring students, faculty, alumni and guest artists open to the community.