He currently serves as the director of the prestigious NYU Sandbox festival where he works and performs alongside elite chamber percussion group Sandbox Percussion and renowned composer Andy Akiho.As a freelance percussionist Boyar has also performed with artists and groups such as Exit 9 Percussion Group, The Three Irish Tenors, Harpsichord Unlimited, Syren Modern Dance, and Tropicalia Indie musician Adron.She started out matching singles in our DC office and now 13 years later leads our organization. Your Theme Song: The one I am always humming to is “Dream a Little Dream of Me”.Though she is married now, for many years she was a “busy single professional” so she understands firsthand the challenges our clients face trying to blend a career and a relationship. It reminds me of every great date I have ever been on. Best dating advice: “Always remain positive and be sure to have fun with the experience.”Best part of your job: “Knowing that the next phone call we make to a client could change their lives forever is really special.He is also the recipient of Juilliard’s Gena Raps Chamber Music Prize, the Arthur Friedman Award for outstanding orchestral composition, and the Palmer Dixon Prize for the most outstanding work by a student composer in an academic year.
Boyar also recorded Daniel Levitan’s virtuoso work for solo marimba “Marimba Singular” (commissioned as part of the James Preiss solo marimba commissioning series).
He was recently awarded a Morton Gould Young Composer Award from ASCAP.
In 2015, he was awarded a Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Boyar has performed as a percussion soloist and chamber musician around the world.
As a soloist he has performed with dozens of orchestras including The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, The American Symphony Orchestra, The Korean Symphony Orchestra, The National Polish Radio Orchestra of Katowice, The New Mexico Symphony, The Puerto Rican Symphony, The Fort Collins Symphony, The Juilliard Orchestra, and many others.