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Kyle Brightwell

Percussion Faculty

Kyle Brightwell earned his B.M. from The Juilliard School where he studied with Daniel Druckman and his M.M. from Boston University studying with Timothy Genis.

Kyle joined the percussion section of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in the fall of 2012, occupying the Peter Andrew Lurie Chair.  In addition to the BSO, he made his solo debut performing James MacMillan’s percussion concerto Veni, Veni, Emmanuel in March 2012.  Summer engagements have included fellowships at the Tanglewood Music Center, Pacific Music Festival, and National Orchestral Institute. In the summer of 2012 he joined the faculty of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI), where he also spent three years as a high school student. Besides his performance career, Mr. Brightwell is also dedicated to community outreach through music. While living in New York City, he was a faculty member of the Juilliard School’s Music Advancement Program (MAP) for underprivileged inner city youth, and was also appointed a Fellow of the Gluck Community Service Fellowship (GCSF), for which he performed concerts throughout New York in homeless shelters, psychiatric wards, AIDS centers, and other venues in need of music. 

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