Alumni Spotlight: Lachuné Boyd Puts Her Talent on Display
Posted on: June 27, 2023
Lachuné Boyd has been impressing audiences with her talent since she was a kid.
“Growing up, singing was just something we all did,” the Darlington, South Carolina native said.
Performing in church and with her family, Boyd recognized her gift and decided to pursue music professionally after high school.
“Everybody in my family still sings today,” she said. “I always knew it was something I was going to do.”
Attending North Greenville University, Boyd graduated with a bachelor’s degree in music in 2016.
“While I was at North Greenville, I really enjoyed the idea of studying music in a context where you get to think about theology or music in a philosophical sense,” she said. “(When I graduated), I was looking for a place that was going to pose more questions in that arena, and that’s when I started raising my antennas about going to seminary.”
Boyd continued her education at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where she anticipates receiving a Master of Music in Vocal Performance this fall.
“Learning how to be a musician and glorify God with my talents was always important for me,” she said.
“I once saw a clip of a performer singing the Lord’s Prayer in the National Cathedral. In the front row, you could see the Presidents and others who were present. People were so moved. I just thought, ‘Wow, what she’s doing is really bringing some sense of consolation to them.’ I just always wanted to be close to that experience where I’m offering something beautiful to people,” Boyd continued.
Now a vocal coach, the profession has landed Boyd on some big stages, including America’s Got Talent.
Boyd auditioned for the hit NBC show, and her performance airs Tuesday night (June 27).
“They were so nice,” Boyd said of the America’s Got Talent judges. “It was such a great experience. It felt comfortable. I felt like people truly wanted to know who I was and what I did, and I’m hoping that the audition, when it’s aired, connects with people.”
Boyd said her musical inspirations include John Coltrane and Leslie Odom, Jr. As she continues to pursue her passion and hone her skills, Boyd said she still wants to keep making an impact on others.
“Musicians run off adrenaline, but voice teaching fuels me in a way that helps me have even more creativity,” she said. “It continuously reaffirms that message that what I’m doing is meaningful and good. I’m not going to always be singing in a church, but I always want it to be a service to others.”