Frank Doyle


Frank Doyle has been teaching music for nearly 40 years and currently serves as the music theory teacher at Northport High School, where he has also served as advisor for the Tri-M National Honor Society, vocal director, jazz band director, and music arranger for the 10 high school musicals. He has had students selected for NYSSMA All-State in Composition and Electronic Music Composition every year since 2005 and has taught AP Music Theory and the two-year International Baccalaureate Program.

Beyond a full-time career at Northport High School, Doyle has also dedicated a significant amount of his work toward music theory education as a co-author of the National Standards for the Arts in Secondary Music Composition and Theory (2013), editor for Barron’s AP Music Theory Review Book (2013), and editor/developer of The Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy Online (2011). He developed an exemplar four-year music theory, composition, and musicology high school program on Long Island (2002 to present) and served as Exam Reader/Table Leader for the national AP Music Theory Exams (2006-2012). In addition, Doyle has performed and recorded as a keyboardist with Meatloaf on numerous world tours (1987-1990), performed and composed original music with Weird Al Yankovic for the MTV Big Show (1990), and has composed and produced music for television commercials and industrial films (1985-1992).

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