Kyle W Brown is a composer based in Tampa, Florida.
A recent alumnus of the University of South Carolina, Kyle graduated Magna Cum Laude with Honors from the South Carolina Honors College and his Bachelors of Music concentrating in Composition. For his honors thesis, Kyle composed his first work for wind band entitled Sonority, read and recorded by the University of South Carolina Symphonic Winds, Dr. Cormac Cannon conducting. While studying with John Fitz Rogers, Mandy Fang, and Reg Bain (electronic music) at South Carolina, Kyle also had the opportunity to premiere a variety of chamber works with performances featured on student recitals and the USC New Voices Concert series.
Most recently, Kyle participated the 2018 inaugural season of the Mostly Modern Festival where his newest work, Wayfarer, was premiered by the American Modern Ensemble. While there, he worked with notable composers such as Robert Patterson, Steven Cable, Hannah Lash, Robert Beaser, and David Del Tredici. Kyle also attended the festival as a performer as a member of the Mostly Modern Orchestra, a group which saw many regional and national premieres, including the North American premiere of Gudmundsen-Holmgreen’s Mirror II.
Previously, Kyle worked with fellow composer JaRon Brown to write original music for Blythewood High School’s (Blythewood, SC) production of Metamorphosis by Mary Zimmerman. The Blythewood High School drama department, directed by Sandra Dietel, won the 2016 South Carolina Theater Association theater competition with this play along with "Best Director" and "Best Sound" superlatives. Kyle also arranged for several schools and marching bands in South Carolina, helping many of them to place at state competitions.
In his spare time, Kyle enjoys playing flute and teaching marching band as well as private lessons on the flute. He has performed with the University of South Carolina Symphonic Winds, under the direction of Dr. Cormac Cannon and the Carolina Wind Symphony under the direction of Tim Franklin. Kyle is a proud member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and is pursuing his Masters of Music in Composition at the University of South Florida.