Kyle Werner is a composer whose interest in showcasing performers’ expressive capabilities has lead to collaborations with world-class musicians and ensembles such as the Chicago Chamber Musicians, Grand Rapids Symphony, Axiom Brass, Windscape, guitarist Jordan Dodson, and members of eighth blackbird. His works have been performed at the Colburn School, Hindemith Music Centre, Manhattan School of Music, Midwest Composers’ Symposium, MusicX Festival, Opera on Tap, Palais de Fontainebleau, Society for American Music Annual Conference, University of Cincinnati, University of Michigan, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Tenth Presbyterian Church, Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, Marble Collegiate Church, the Yamaha Piano Salon, and Greenwich House Music School. He has also been composer-in-residence at Chamber Music Campania in Varano, Italy. He completed the Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees in Composition at Manhattan School of Music, where he received the Lloyd Gelassen Fellowship Fund Scholarship and the Nicholas Flagello Award; he previously completed a Bachelor of Music in Composition, summa cum laude, at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, in addition to summer study at the American Conservatory in Fontainebleau, France. His primary teachers have included Joel Hoffman, Michael Fiday, Susan Botti, and J. Mark Stambaugh. A passionate music educator, Dr. Werner is currently a member of the faculty at MSM Precollege, the Geneva Conservatory, and the School of Mahanaim. Also an avid sailor, he holds certifications from US Sailing and the American Sailing Association, and has sailed in the Bahamas, Cyclades (Greece), Florida Keys, Great Lakes, New York Harbor, and the San Juan Islands.