Kyle Peters is the percussion instructor at the Eastman Community Music School. He received his Master’s of Music in Performance and Literature, as well as the prestigious Performer’s Certificate, from the Eastman School of Music and his Bachelor’s of Music in Music Education from the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam.
As a performer, Kyle has gained recognition as a well-rounded percussionist. He has been a featured soloist with the Eastman Percussion Ensemble and held principal percussion positions in both the Eastman Philharmonic and the Eastman Wind Ensemble. In addition, he has been feature soloist with the Crane Symphony Orchestra and Crane Wind Ensemble. He frequently plays with the Orchestra of Northern New York as guest principal and the New York Wind Symphony. As a chamber musician, Kyle is a member of the Morizio/Peters Duo performing and commissioning new works for percussion and saxophone. He also served as a guest percussionist at the Skaneateles Music Festival.
Kyle’s education credits include teaching at undergraduate and graduate level at SUNY Potsdam and director of percussion at Crane Youth Music. At the Eastman School of Music, Kyle held a teaching assistantship where he conducted the Chamber Percussion Ensemble, mentored undergraduate students, and taught the percussion methods courses at ESM. He is also the percussion instructor for the New Horizons program through ECMS.
Kyle has been a featured clinician at both the NYSSMA conference and New York State Band Directors Association symposium.
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 Yamaha/Sabian performing artist.