Originally from Sacramento, CA, Boyce Jeffries completed his doctorate at the University of Toronto under the supervision of Aiyun Huang and Beverley Johnston.
His dissertation examined the “YouTube effect” on the percussion field, primarily in areas pertaining to interpretation and education. Rather than seeking to reconcile the concerns with and benefits of viewing percussion performance on YouTube, Boyce encourages everyone to contextualize these digital experiences and see how they may, or may not, pertain to one’s own practice.
Boyce served as adjunct faculty at the Sacramento State School of Music in the spring of 2017, teaching the percussion methods course for Music Education majors, and voluntarily directed the Balinese gamelan ensemble. From 2017 – 2020, Boyce was the percussionist for the Toronto Tabla Ensemble (directed by Ritesh Das), and can be heard on select tracks from their 7th album Unexpected Guests.
Outside of music, he enjoys hiking, eating and enjoying many kinds of food, and is an avid tennis player.
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