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Kyle Kindred: Bio

Kyle Kindred - Composer

The melodramatic and occasionally theatrical works of Kyle Kindred (b.1978) have been performed throughout the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, and South America. Kindred is a two-time finalist in the American Prize competition. Recent projects include Symphony No. 1 for Winds and Percussion: The Remnant and A Longmont Overture, an orchestral commission by the Longmont Symphony of Longmont, Colorado. In 2015, Kindred was commissioned to compose a Spanish oratorio for the musicians of the 2015 Encuentro de Jóvenes Músicos Bolivianos and Sam Houston State University. Kindred is a featured composer in the GIA Teaching Music Through Performance in Band series as well as a contributing author for GIA Publications’ Composers on Composing for Band, Volume 4, edited by Mark Camphouse.  His principal teachers were Walter Mays, Dean Roush, Donald Grantham, and 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winner Kevin Puts. Kindred is currently Associate Professor and Director of Composition Studies at Sam Houston State University.

Kindred’s works have been featured at venues including the American Bandmasters Association, College Band Directors National Association, the Texas Music Educators Association, the Clark County School District High School Honor Band of Las Vegas, the Oregon Bach Festival, the International Double Reed Societ, the Florida State University Festival of New Music, the World Saxophone Congress, the Missouri Music Educators Association Convention, the Los Angeles Film Festival, the Live Earth Concerts for a Climate in Crisis, the Las Vegas House of Blues, the North American Saxophone Alliance National Conference and the Society of Composers Incorporated National Conference. 

Works are published by Murphy Music Press, RBC Publications, and TRN Publishing.