Cary Boyce has been the President and General Manager of Spokane Public Radio since 2012. Before coming to SPR he was Station Operations Director at WFIU Public Radio. Born in Santa Rosa, California in 1955, Cary Boyce studied at California State University, Sacramento, took his Master of Music degree at University of North Texas, and he earned a doctorate in composition at Indiana University Bloomington. He has been an active participant in diverse artistic and musical outreach endeavors of his community, not only as a composer, but also as a producer and music essayist with public radio, online journals, major orchestras, and community presses.
Cary Boyce is artistic co-director and composer-in-residence of the production group and new music ensemble, Aguavá New Music Studio, which specializes in projects involving contemporary music. His music has been heard around the world in concerts and festivals in more than 25 countries, on nationally syndicated public radio and television, and in two films. His oratorio, Dreams within a Dream, was the subject of a public radio special released in 2004. Boyce’s music, often performed by Aguavá New Music Studio, has also been featured on such syndicated shows as Harmonia, Center Stage from Wolftrap, CD-Tipp (Europe), and syndicated on Deutsche Welle. His cantata, Ave Maris Stella, was premiered by Aguavá at the International Festival Cervantino in Mexico, and subsequently broadcast throughout Latin America by the BBC.