Frank W. Boles is organist and Director of music at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Indianapolis. Since 1979, he has directed a comprehensive choral program incorporating the training of boys and girls to sing in the adult choral program. The choirs sing two weekly services, monthly choral evensongs, choral masterworks with orchestra, and have toured Great Britain and the East Coast.
Mr. Boles is founder and director of "Indianapolis Pro Musica", a chamber choir of twenty-five singers, specializing in the art of "a cappella" music. The choirs have made two recordings under Boles' direction which feature some of his own compositions. He is also the artistic director of "Concerts at St. Paul's", a self-supporting outreach program of the arts, presenting concerts and dramatic performances to the Indianapolis community.
Frank Boles studied conducting and organ at Pfeiffer College in Misenheimer, North Carolina, and Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey where he earned the Bachelor of Arts degree and Master of Music degree respectively. His organ teachers have included Stanley Scheer, Joan Lippincott, Harald Vogel, and Larry Smith, and he has studied choral conducting with Richard Brewer , Dennis Schrock, James Litton, and Joseph Flummerfelt.
An active member in the American Guild of Organists, Mr.Boles has assumed the role of Dean, Subdean, Regional Convention Chair, performer and clinician. He has also served as guest instructor and director at various music festivals, and has performed as an organ recitalist. Boles has composed works for choir and brass ensemble, as well as congregational settings for the liturgy, the majority of which have been composed for the music program at St. Paul's.