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has worked directly with such legendary composers as Milton Babbitt, Elliott Carter, and Charles Wuorinen. He is also founder of the Zukofsky Quartet (Quartet-in-Residence at Bargemusic), the only ensemble to have played all of Milton Babbitt’s notoriously difficult string quartets. As a recording artist, he can be heard on the BIS, Music@ Menlo Live, Naxos, Tzadik, North/South and Innova labels. He has been broadcast in concert by NPR, WQXR, and WQED, and was profiled by Arizona Public Television. Born in Pittsburgh, Mr. Boyd began his studies with Samuel LaRocca and Eugene Phillips and graduated from The Juilliard School (NY) where he studied with Sally Thomas and coached extensively with Paul Zukofsky and cellist Harvey Shapiro. He now serves as Director of Chamber Music and Professor of Practice in Violin at the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University and lives in Dallas with his wife Yuko, daughter Ayu, and son Yuki.

Caminos del Inka, Inc. (The New World: Journey from the Inca Trail program) Caminos del Inka, Inc., a not-for-profit organization, was created to discover, preserve, expand and disseminate the rich musical legacy of the Americas through cultural and musical research, composition, publication, performance, education and outreach. It is an effort to unearth forgotten artistic treasures, combine them with classical repertoire, and commission new music from this region, thereby introducing fresh sounds to concertgoers in the U.S. and throughout the world. Caminos del Inka, Inc. pursues these goals by: •Conducting historical, musicological, and audiovisual research; •Commissioning original compositions and transcriptions of existing music; •Publishing this music in various media to share it with broader audiences; •Contextualizing the music with photography, videography, and choreography; and •Presenting dynamic, historically-informed performances that educate audiences of all ages. For more information, please visit

Artistic Director Joshua Habermann leads the Santa Fe Desert Chorale in a 2016 performance at Christ Church in Santa Fe. Photo: Chelsea Call


Tzu-Ying Chan, Violin (The New World: Journey from the Inca Trail program) Dr. Tzu-Ying Chan, originally from Taiwan, is an active Violinist and teacher. She has performed as a member of the “212 Ensemble” in New York and the Dallas Chamber Symphony, as well as the symphony orchestras of Irving, Las Colinas, and San Angelo (TX), Monroe (LA), and South Arkansas and Texarkana (AR), among others. An accomplished Baroque Violinist, she has made numerous appearances at the Boston Early Music Festival and the Baroque Performance Institute at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio. Her performances have taken her to some of the world’s most prestigious venues, including New York’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center, and Taiwan’s National Concert Hall. In addition to maintaining a successful private teaching studio in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Dr. Chan is currently an Adjunct Instructor of Violin at the Tarrant County College (TX), as well as a violin teacher at the Fort Worth Country Day School and the Lifesong Studio. She has also taught at the Coppell Conservatory of Music (TX), at the Independent School Districts of Lewisville and Northwest (TX); and the Melody Music School in New York. Tzu-Ying Chan earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree under the tutelage of Julia Bushkova at the University of North Texas, where she wrote a dissertation on Baroque improvisation practice in England as illustrated by 17th Century English music publisher John Playford. Dr. Chan holds a Master of Music degree from the Mannes College of Music (NY), and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Taipei. She has also taken additional post-graduate studies at the Temple University (PA) under the guidance of Yumi Scott.

Santa Fe Desert Chorale 2018 Summer Festival  
Santa Fe Desert Chorale 2018 Summer Festival