Kyle Kindred

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Kyle Kindred


Kyle Kindred (b. 1978, Arkansas City, Ks.) is an American composer and educator.

Dr. Kindred holds master's and doctoral degrees in composition from the University of Texas at Austin where he studied with Donald Grantham and the 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner in music, Kevin Puts.

The original works of Kyle Kindred have been performed in the U.S., Canada, Japan, and Europe by the TAD Wind Symphony, the North Texas Wind Symphony, the Florida State University Wind Orchestra, Trio 335, the Washburn Symphony Orchestra, the U.S. Navy Band, the St. Louis Wind Symphony, the University of Michigan Concert Band, and the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Wind Ensemble at venues such as the 2012 College Band Directors National Association Southwest Region Conference, the 2009 North American Saxophone Alliance National Conference, the 2008 Society of Composers National Conference, and the 2003 World Saxophone Congress.

Kindred co-wrote the score for the short animated film Cough, Cold, and High Fever with Kevin Schneider, which was featured at the 2007 Los Angeles Film Festival. Kindred maintains great interest in writing for concert bands/wind ensembles and is a contributing author for GIA's Composers on Composing for Band, Volume 4.

He is currently an associate professor of music and director of composition studies at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.

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