Kyle Peters

Kyle Peters's Biography

Kyle Peters is the percussion instructor at the Eastman Community Music School (ECMS). He received his Master of Music in Performance and Literature as well as the prestigious Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music and his Bachelor 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, Crane Symphony Orchestra and Crane Wind Ensemble. He can be seen playing with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, 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 has served as a guest percussionist at the Skaneateles Music Festival.

Kyle's education credits include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level at SUNY Potsdam and serving as 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 Percussion Methods courses. 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 are Michael Burritt, James Ross, Chip Ross, Jim Petercsak, Sean Ritenauer, Ross Karre, Catherine Meunier and Ed Reifel.

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