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About

Kyle Greaney

Credit: Blu-Note Photography

Professional Artist Certificate (2017)

University of North Carolina School of the Arts

MM - Saxophone Performance (2016)

University of North Carolina School of the Arts

BA - Music Education (2012)

University of Lynchburg

Since his solo debut at BlackRock Center for the Arts, Kyle has traveled throughout the states and across the ocean to Beijing, where he assisted and performed in the International Schools of China Choral Festival.

Kyle has won awards for his research in beginning improvisation, in which he discussed lesson plans for implementing jazz improvisation into a public school music curriculum, and research in composition techniques for the saxophone, in which he discussed modern notation and extended techniques for the saxophone, demonstrated with a performance of his own composition. Upon graduating from University of Lynchburg, Kyle was awarded the Helen Wood Award for excellence in Music Performance.

Kyle was a member of the uncsaX Saxophone Ensemble and premiered many new works with this group, such as Cory Dundee's Drifting. The group performed for U.S. Ice Skating Champion, Jeremy Abbott, live on NBC at the 2015 U.S. Figure Skating Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina. Kyle was a part of the award-winning Atchara Saxophone Quartet: Winning 1st Place in the North Carolina MTNA Chamber Music Competition, and 2nd Place in the Region 6 MTNA Chamber Music Competition in Tampa, Florida. Kyle was also a member of the Tzyra Saxophone Quartet, premiering many new works such as Numbers That Are Pleasant Together, a collaboration between composers Nick Karr and Oliver Glynn, Nocturne for My Country by Peyton Clifford, and Psalm 69 for Soprano and Saxophone Quintet by Zachary Mackey. Kyle has performed in masterclasses for Susan Fancher, Adam McCord, violist Lila BrownArmy Field Band Saxophone Quartet, and Matt Albert.

Kyle currently performs with Lynchburg Symphony and is the baritone saxophone chair for The Vosbein Magee Big Band. He serves as the Instructor of Saxophone at University of Lynchburg and Randolph College, and holds degrees from University of Lynchburg and University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Kyle's primary instructors are Harry Farmer, Armenio Suzano, and Grammy award winning artists, Taimur Sullivan and Robert Young.

Gear

Soprano:

  • Selmer Paris Series III

  • Selmer Concept mouthpiece

  • Original Silverstein Ligature

  • Vandoren Blue Box 3.5 reeds

Alto:

  • Selmer Paris Series III

  • Selmer Paris Series III Sterling Silver Neck

  • Selmer S90 180 mouthpiece (refaced by Ramón Wodkowski)

  • Sterling Silver Ishimori Ligature

  • Vandoren Blue Box 3.5 reeds/Légère Signature Series 3.50

Tenor:

  • Yamaha YTS-52

  • Selmer S90 190 mouthpiece

  • Gold Plated Brass Ishimori Ligature

  • D'Addario Reserve 3.0+ reeds/Légère Signature Series 3.50 reeds

Baritone:

  • Selmer Paris Series II

  • Selmer S90 190 mouthpiece

  • Gold Plated Brass Ishimori Ligature

  • D'Addario Reserve 3.0+ reeds/Légère Signature Series 3.50 reeds

Jazz Gear

Soprano:

  • Selmer Paris Series III

  • Selmer S80 E mouthpiece

  • Pink Gold Plated Brass Ishimori Ligature

  • Vandoren JAVA Red Box 3 reeds

Tenor:

  • Yamaha YTS-52

  • Gottsu Hibiki mouthpiece

  • Rovner Dark Ligature

  • Légère Signature Series 3 reeds

Alto:

  • Selmer Paris Reference 54, Kookaburra Edition 

  • SR Technologies Legend Hard Rubber, refaced by Morgan Fry

  • Rovner Versa Ligature

  • Légère Signature Series 2.75 reeds

Baritone:

  • Yamaha YBS-52

  • SR Technologies Professional mouthpiece

  • Rovner Versa Ligature

  • Légère Signature Series 3 reeds

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