Local singer and choral director Camille Boyle recently sang at Carnegie Hall in New York City with her choir group from Phoenix, the Carolyn Eynon Singers. She is an active community member with an incredible talent, who loves Wickenburg and enjoys raising a family in a small town.
Boyle graduated from the University of Utah with a masters degree in music, with a vocal performance emphasis. She moved to Atlantic City, N.J., with her husband, Steve Boyle, before they decided to move out west to be closer to family. Her husband had a job opportunity in town and they enjoyed Arizona, so Wickenburg became home. In 2005, they moved to town. She loves raising a family here, and appreciates the close knit community.
“It’s great raising a family in Wickenburg, where you go to the soccer fields and see your kids’ friends and a lot of the community,” said Boyle. “The small town feel is great.”
Along with raising a family, Boyle is also actively involved in the arts in town. She is the Director of Wickenburg Community Chorus, as well as choir director at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. During the school year, she can be found teaching music lessons at Hassayampa Elementary School and during the summer, she works at Camp Imagination as the vocal coach. Some of her favorite concerts have been with the Friends of Music and local Christmas choirs. She is happy to give back to the community with her talent.
“Coming here to a small town and being seen as an asset to the community,” said Boyle. “I really enjoy that a lot.”
Her love for singing began at a young age, when she took piano lessons. At the age of 13, she started taking professional voice lessons at a prestigious studio in Tennessee. Since then, she has sung as a professional soloist and been a member of various choral groups, the most recent being the CE Singers, an adult choral ensemble from Scottsdale. After a few years away from singing, she auditioned and became a member of the choir. Her talent has given her many opportunities, even beyond directing and teaching in Wickenburg.
“It’s been wonderful to get back in after so many years,” said Boyle.
The CE Singers wanted to celebrate their 10th anniversary, so they traveled to New York to perform with other choirs throughout the country at the prestigious Carnegie Hall. The group began the weekend trip by singing at the 9/11 memorial, which was a very somber experience. Boyle loved being immersed in the arts for a weekend and singing in a beautiful and famous venue, she said.
“The icing on the cake was the trip to Carnegie, because it has it all. You’re engulfed in New York City with theatre and music any time of the day. There’s never a dull moment,” Boyle said.
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