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Kyle Peters, M.M.




Kyle Peters is a member of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and is the percussion instructor at the Eastman Community Music School, where he has approximately 30 students in his studio each year. He is the director of three percussion ensembles, coach of the New Horizons percussion section, percussion instructor at the Summer Classical Studies at Eastman, and is a featured artist for their Summer Percussion Program.

He has taught at SUNY Potsdam at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and served as director of percussion at Crane Youth Music.  A featured clinician at the NYSSMA Conference and New York State Band Directors Association Symposium, he has presented masterclasses at the Eastman School of Music, the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, and at many schools in the Rochester area.

Kyle has composed and released a collection of 18 marimba etudes, Soundscapes: Concert Etudes for Marimba, which is used in conservatories and music preparatory schools around the US and worldwide, and in his own teaching studio. Other compositions have been premiered at the Brevard Summer Music Festival, SUNY Geneseo, SUNY Potsdam, and the Eastman School of Music.

He received the Master of Music in Performance and Literature, and the prestigious Performer’s Certificate, from the Eastman School of Music, and the Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam. His principal teachers have been Michael Burritt, James Ross, Chip Ross, Jim Petercsak, Sean Ritenauer, Ross Karre, Catherine Meunier and Ed Reifel.

Kyle is a Malletech/Sabian Performing Artist.

View Kyle Peters YouTube page for performance and education videos.