Artistic Director

Dr. Marc F. Boensel, DMA, has been conducting bands, orchestras and choruses in California, Virginia, Maryland, and Georgia for over 30 years. He has been the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Albany Chorale since 2015.

From 2012 until 2016, Dr. Boensel was on the faculty of Darton State College in Albany, GA as an Assistant Professor of Music, where he conducted the Concert Band, Concert Choir, and taught courses in music theory, music history, and church music. From 2014 through 2017 he served as Director of Music Ministries at Porterfield United Methodist Church, where he directed the Chancel Choir, and other musical ensembles. In 2017, Marc became the Director of Music at St. Luke Methodist Church in Columbus, GA.

Dr. Boensel was Director of Music for First Presbyterian Church of Annapolis 1996 to 2012, where he directed the 40-voice Chancel Choir, Handbell Choir and children‘s choir. He has also been a guest conductor and clinician for professional, collegiate and high school ensembles throughout the mid-Atlantic.

In addition to being the Symphonic Band Conductor-in-Residence and Adjunct Professor of Music at American University (2009-2012), Marc was Concert Band director and Adjunct Professor of Music at Anne Arundel Community College (2007-2012), where he taught courses in music history and music theory. He continues a career as a professional oboist and vocalist that has spanned over three decades, including 22 years as a conductor and performer in U.S. Navy and Air Force bands as well as various orchestras in California, Virginia, Maryland, and Georgia.

He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from California State University Fullerton, a Master of Music degree from San Diego State University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting from the University of Maryland. He has studied conducting with Benton Minor, Edmund Williams, Robert Gilson, John Wakefield, and James Ross, and studied oboe with Larry Timm and Peggy Michel.