Biography:

Kyle Hutchins is an internationally acclaimed performing artist, chamber musician, improviser, and educator, hailed as “epic” (Jazz Times), “formidable” (The Saxophone Symposium), “an impressive achievement” (VitaMN), “skilled improviser, no doubt about it” (I Care If You Listen), and “transcendental… original and inspiring” (Avant Scena). He has performed and been broadcast across Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America at Carnegie Hall (NYC), Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt (Germany), Shanghai Conservatory of Music 上海音乐学院 (China), Muzička akademija u Zagrebu (Croatia), Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen (Belgium), Janáčkova konzervatoř a Gymnázium v Ostravě (Czech Republic), St. Leonard’s Chapel (Scotland), NOVA RTE Lyric.fm (Ireland), ISSTA Sonic Practice Now (Ireland), Seensound: Visual Music Series (Australia), University of British Columbia (Canada), New York City Electronic Music Festival, National Sawdust (Brooklyn), Art Share (Los Angeles), Center for New Music (San Francisco), NUNC! (Chicago), Punk Ass Classical (Minneapolis), Twin Cities New Music Festival (St. Paul), New Music Gathering (Boston), Holocene (Portland), International Jazz Conspiracy (Minneapolis), among others. He has recorded over a dozen albums for labels Carrier, Noise Pelican, Klavier, GIA, farpoint, Avid Sound, and Emeritus, and has participated in the creation of more than 150 new works. His work has been recognized by awards and grants from DOWNBEAT, New Music USA, American Protégé International Competition, Music Teachers National Association, Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation, and others.

Kyle is a member of 113 (One Thirteen), a collective of composers and performers of experimental new music who curate concerts, educational programs, festivals, seminars, and masterclasses around the world. He is one half of Binary Canary, a woodwind-laptop improvisation duo alongside electronicist Ted Moore. As a chamber musician, Kyle performs with ACUTE Trio, AVIDduo, The Broken Consort, Hutchins/Qiang Duo, The Poem Is Done, and Strains New Music Ensemble.

As an educator, Kyle has presented masterclasses and lectures at major institutions throughout the United States and abroad, and has been invited to present pedagogical clinics and workshops at The Midwest Clinic, ATMI, NACWPI, and numerous Music Educator Association Conferences around the country. Kyle is Artist/Teacher of Saxophone at Virginia Tech where he teaches classical and jazz saxophone, directs the Jazz Lab Band and New Music Ensemble, and is the Artistic Director of the Spatial Music Workshop at the Institute of Creativity, Arts, and Technology.

Kyle has a Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degree from the University of Minnesota, and Bachelors of Music in performance and Bachelors of Music Education degrees from the University of North Texas. His teachers include Eugene Rousseau, Eric Nestler, Marcus Weiss, and James Dillon.

Kyle is a Rousseau Mouthpiece Artist, Yamaha Performing Artist, and Légère Performing Artist

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