Robert Boyer, 58, has been the Director of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s Patten Performances Series for the past nine years. He is the third Director of the performing arts showcase series, now in its 34th season. In his spare time, he records regional acoustic music and creates oral histories of the musicians for archives in the Chattanooga History Center and the UTC Library’s Special Collections Department.
Boyer is also the founding President and current Executive Director of Tennessee Presenters, a consortium of performing arts presenting organizations across Tennessee which is dedicated to bringing more and higher quality performing artists to venues across the state.
Previously, he operated a successful Chattanooga-based architectural and advertising photography business with clients across the Southeastern United States, in addition to documenting the process of Chattanooga’s renaissance throughout the 1990s and early in this decade. During that time, he also served on the board and as President of the Tennessee Chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers. His landscape and Chattanooga cityscape photographs are in the collections of numerous prominent Chattanooga residents and businesses.
An avid and regionally competitive autocrosser, fly-fisherman and photographer, Boyer lives in Chattanooga with his wife, Pat. They have two grown children.