Brittney Boykin

Brittney Boykin (B.E. Boykin) is a native of Alexandria, Virginia and comes from a musical family. At the age of seven, she began piano lessons and continued her studies through high school under the tutelage of Alma Sanford. Sanford guided her through various competitions, such as the NAACP’s ACT-SO competition where she garnered first place for three consecutive years in the local competition. Also, in the spring of 2007, Boykin was awarded The Washington Post “Music and Dance Award.”

Boykin pursued her classical piano studies at Spelman College under the leadership of Dr. Rachel Chung. During her time at Spelman, Boykin was the student accompanist for the Spelman College Glee Club for all four years. While being an active student in the music department, she also enrolled in an introduction to composition course which challenged her musical imagination. It was here she began to compose and arrange a number of choral compositions. Her compositions quickly became popular within the music department, which included her arrangement of “Go Down, Moses” and a setting of “Ave Maria.” In fact, both of these arrangements were performed and recorded by the Spelman College Glee Club during her sophomore, junior, and senior years. During her tenure at Spelman College, Boykin also won first place at the 2009 James A. Hefner HBCU Piano Competition at Tennessee State University and traveled abroad to perform in the Grumo Music Festival in Grumo, Italy during the summer of 2010.

After graduating Spelman College in 2011 with a B.A. in Music, Boykin continued her studies at Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, New Jersey. She continued to compose music during her time at Westminster and was awarded the R and R Young Composition Prize just a few months shy of graduating. In May of 2013, Boykin graduated from Westminster Choir College with an M.M. in Sacred Music with a concentration in choral studies.

 Boykin’s choral piece, “We Sing as One,” was commissioned to celebrate Spelman College’s 133rd Anniversary of its founding at the 2014 Founders Day Convocation. She has also been featured as the conductor/composer-in-residence for the 2017 Harry T. Burleigh Commemorative Spiritual Festival at Tennessee State University. Boykin’s instrumental and choral works are currently being published and distributed through her own publishing company, Klavia Press. 

She is currently the Assistant Director of the Spelman College Glee Club, as well as the Director of the Treble Choir at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Additionally, Boykin is also the newly appointed Interim Director of Choral Activities at Agnes Scott College. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Georgia State University with an emphasis in Music Education.


National Concert Chorus
Drs. Sandra Snow & Jennifer Sengin, Co-Guest Conductors
Dr. Brittney Boykin, Composer-In-Residence

Join us for a special performance of an innovative and artistic program, including a world-premiere by Dr. Brittney Boykin, and brought to life by artistic projection. Under the direction and artistic vision of co-guest conductors, Drs. Sandra Snow and Jennifer Sengin, select choirs will have the opportunity to rehearse and perform at world-famous Carnegie Hall in New York City. For ensembles interested in solo time on stage, a Spotlight performance is also available. Ask us how! Optional packages are available to accommodate your transportation, sightseeing, and dining needs. This is sure to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for your singers!