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  • United States

Saxophonist Kyle Malone included Five Characters from David Copperfield on his graduate recital. 

Kyle Malone is an award-winning American saxophonist with a passion for teaching and performing music. Throughout his musical career, Kyle has traveled to China, England, and Italy, where he has performed and premiered new works for saxophone, and studied with esteemed international saxophonists. As a soloist, Kyle has competed and advanced in local, regional, national, and international competitions, creating engaging programs and reviving relatively unperformed works. Kyle also seeks performance opportunities outside of competitions such as solo and chamber recitals, conferences, festivals, and masterclasses.

Kyle most enjoys chamber music as a performance setting, having performed with a number of quartets and mixed ensembles throughout his college career. While attending Morehead State University, Kyle helped to found the Ambrym Saxophone Quartet, which competed and advanced in the MTNA chamber music competition three years in a row. The Ambrym Saxophone Quartet was a two-time winner of the Macauley Chamber Music Competition at the University of Louisville, and performed regularly at the annual Navy Band Saxophone Symposium and regional NASA conferences. Kyle has mostly recently performed with the Blue Bonnet Quartet, playing recitals and performing at the 2015 regional NASA conference. 

Having received his Bachelor of Music degree from Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky, Kyle has studied with Dr. Johnny Salinas, Dr. Masahito Sugihara, and Dr. Matthew Taylor. Kyle is currently studying with Dr. Nathan Nabb at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. Kyle has also participated in masterclasses with Otis Murphy, Sean Hurlburt, Jeffrey Loeffert, Stephen Page, and John Sampen in the US, and Naomi Sullivan and Kyle Horch while studying in England. Kyle currently plans to pursue a career in software development following the completion of his Master’s degree, while continuing to perform and teach privately.