Sean Michael O'Boyle AM (born 1963) is an Australian composer and conductor.
His River Symphony was performed by the Queensland Orchestra and released on ABC Classics in 2007 on a CD that also included Concerto for Didgeridoo composed with and recorded by William Barton. River Symphony was placed 85th in the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Classic 100 Symphony, and Concerto for Didgeridoo was placed 87th in the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Classic 100 Twentieth Century.
Sean O'Boyle became a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2015 Australia Day honours for "significant service to music as a composer, conductor, musician, performer and musical director."
Sean O'Boyle has written for, conducted, directed and collaborated with many artists including; Dame Evelyn Glennie, Adam Lopez, James Morrison, The Whitlams, Tommy Emmanuel, Kate Ceberano, Yvonne Kenny, Teddy Tahu-Rhodes, Suzanne Kompass, David Hobson, Riley Lee, David Campbell and Jane Rutter.
He has twice received the ABC Golden Manuscript Award for his work as a composer and his projects have received numerous ARIA (Australian GRAMMY) nominations & awards.
In 2002, he was featured exclusively at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) where his compositions were performed live for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. In 2000, Sean composed the ABC’s Olympic theme for use during the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games Broadcast, which was subsequently performed for the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester and the 2004 Olympics in Athens.
In 2009 Sean wrote & arranged music for “The Ashes”– the greatest cricketing event in the world. His setting of the Anthem “Jerusalem” was selected as an official anthem of the 2014 Rugby League World Cup.
In 2010 Sean O'Boyle relocated to New York City.
In 2014 Sean O'Boyle was appointed Chief Arranger & Composer in Residence of the Queensland Pops Orchestra. Sean and his wife Suzanne, have a home in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where they are Artists in Residence at the USA's 6th oldest University, Moravian College, where he teaches composition, conducting, orchestration, recording arts, film music and jazz clarinet.
In 2014 Dame Evelyn Glennie performed the world premiere of his percussion concerto "Portraits of Immortal Love" with the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Maestra Sarah Ioannides.