Kyle Spraker: Trumpet
An international soloist, chamber musician, orchestral trumpet player, recording artist and avid teaching artist, Kyle Spraker has performed with top-notch ensembles around the world.
Kyle holds the Principal Trumpet chair with the Cape Symphony (Cape Cod, MA); where he now serves as the Director of Community Outreach and Education for the Cape Conservatory/Symphony. Additionally, Kyle regularly performs new music as a member of Callithumpian Consort and participates annually at SICPP (Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practices.)
As a performer, Kyle has worked in orchestras, chamber ensembles, big bands, rock bands, recording sessions for movies & video games, and is frequently featured as a soloist. A small sample of notable ensembles/artists that Kyle has collaborated with include: Benjamin Zander and Boston Philharmonic, DeVotchka at the House of Blues Boston, Plácido Domingo, Kyushu Symphony in Japan, composer John Williams conducting the American Youth Symphony, and recording for the popular video-game series Final Fantasy. In the summer, Kyle has been a fellow at the Spoleto Festival, National Orchestral Institute, and Castleton Festival under the baton of Lorin Maazel.
As an educator, Kyle teaches brass and woodwind instruments privately at the Cape Conservatory and Nantucket Music Center. He also serves on faculty at the Longy School of Music, in Cambridge, MA; where he has taught a graduate-level course on the importance and effectiveness of community engagement with artistic experiences and the ever-evolving role of the teaching artist for several years.
Kyle received a Master’s Degree from the New England Conservatory in 2010, where he studied with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra: Benjamin Wright and Steven Emery. Before moving to the east coast, Kyle earned his Bachelor’s Degree from CSU Long Beach, where he studied with members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic: Jim Wilt and Christopher Still.