Associate Professor of Music, Director of Composition Studies
School of Music 322
Composition & Theory
Kyle Kindred is Associate Professor of Music at Sam Houston State University where he is Director of Composition Studies. His melodramatic and occasionally theatrical musical works 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, a 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.