Tyler A. Boyle, Managing Director
Tyler A. Boyle joined The Music Series at South Church as the Managing Director in October 2023. Tyler currently serves as the K-12 Fine Arts Supervisor for the Berlin Public Schools, and the Director of Choral Music & Theatre at Berlin High School. He is also the Director of Music at First Lutheran Church in Southington, CT. Prior to joining the faculty in Berlin, Tyler taught K-4 classroom music and grade 4 chorus at Lake Garda Elementary School in Burlington, CT.
Tyler holds a Bachelor's of Music degree in vocal music education from the University of Hartford's The Hartt School, a Master's of Music Education degree from The Florida State University's College of Music, and an Intermediate Administrative Certificate and 6th-Year Degree in Social-Emotional & Academic Learning for Social Justice Leadership from Sacred Heart University.
Frank R. Zilinyi, Artistic Director
Frank R. Zilinyi joined the staff of The Music Series at South Church as its 3rd Artistic Director at the beginning of its 2021-22 season. Mr. Zilinyi also serves as Director of Music at South Congregational-First Baptist Church in New Britain, Connecticut. In 2019, he became the 6th Artistic Director of the Mystic River Choral, where he leads an intergenerational choir in pieces ranging from miniatures to masterworks, spanning repertoire from the middle-ages to today. He is also Director of The University of Bridgeport’s University Singers.
In addition to his directorial roles, Mr. Zilinyi is an active organ recitalist, having presented concerts in many of the major organ venues in the northeast. He has received numerous awards and recognitions for his playing, including the 1st prize in the Agnes Fowler Organ Competition and the Strader Organ Scholarship at the University of Cincinnati. Mr. Zilinyi also serves as Co-dean of the Greater Bridgeport Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.
A New York City Native, Mr. Zilinyi has performed with the Choir of The First Presbyterian Church in the City of New York, The Oberlin College Choir, The Oberlin Musical Union, The Oberlin Baroque Orchestra, The Kronos Quartet, Malcolm Dalglish, The Connecticut Chamber Choir, The Meetinghouse Chorale, The CCM Philharmonia and Concert Orchestra, and the Farmington Valley Chorale.
Mr. Zilinyi completed his musical studies in Organ, Conducting, and Keyboard Pedagogy at the Oberlin Conservatory (B.Mus.) and the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati (M.M.). He has studied organ William F. Entriken, Roberta Gary, Marie-Louise Langlais, Andrew Reisinger, and James David Christie. His conducting teachers include Hugh Floyd and L. Brett Scott.