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About Kyle McKay

 

Kyle McKay is joining our team for the Fall 2017 as Operations Administration Intern.

Kyle has performed with the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, Colgate Symphony, Cortland Repertoire Theater, and the North Shore Philharmonic. A native of Southern Maine, McKay has performed in New York City’s Alice Tully Hall and at numerous music conventions in New York, and soon Texas. Currently residing in Denton, Texas, he regularly performs and records with the North Texas Wind Symphony under the direction of Eugene Migliaro Corporon.

As an educator, Kyle has been assistant director at the Mansfield University Summer Clarinet Camp (Mansfield, PA) since 2015— where he gives daily master classes, private lessons, and conducts the clarinet choir. In the summer of 2014, Mr. McKay assisted in giving a presentation on reed making and adjustment with Richard MacDowell and Brian Hermanson at the International Clarinet Association conference in Baton Rouge, LA.

As a bookkeeper, Kyle currently assists in managing the books for over 30 different companies. Blending his knowledge of financial record-keeping and his insight into the music industry, he has launched The Musician’s Bookkeeper, an affordable bookkeeping & tax preparation solution for the musicians of DFW in the Fall of 2017. McKay’s new business venture was a winner at both the Westheimer New Venture Competition & the University of North Texas Music Entrepreneurship Competition in the Spring of 2017.

Kyle McKay is currently pursuing his graduate studies at the University of North Texas. His primary clarinet teachers have been Richard MacDowell and Kimberly Cole Luevano with additional instruction from Larry Guy, Shirley Brill, and Michael Webster. He received his Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the Ithaca College School of Music.