Kyle Spraker is Principal Trumpet of the Cape Symphony and a devoted teaching artist at the Cape Conservatory. He is also the Director of Community Outreach and Education for the combined organization.
As a musician, Kyle has performed with orchestras, chamber ensembles, big bands, rock bands, recording sessions for movies & video games, and is frequently featured as a soloist (often with Cape Symphony!). His career has taken him all over the world, performing and teaching throughout the United States, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Central and South America. A small sample of notable ensembles he has performed with includes: Benjamin Zander and the Boston Philharmonic, DeVotchka at the House of Blues Boston, the legendary Plácido Domingo at the Wang Theater, Kyushu Symphony in Japan, composer John Williams conducting the American Youth Symphony, and recording for the popular video-game series Final Fantasy.
As an educator, Kyle teaches brass instruments privately at the Cape Conservatory and Nantucket Music Center. He also serves on faculty at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, 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. Additionally, Kyle’s brass quintet, Redline Brass, has designed interactive concerts, chamber workshops, and educational programs that have been presented in underserved public schools, arts programs, detention centers, homeless shelters, and concert halls throughout Boston and the greater New England area. www.redlinebrass.com.
Kyle earned a Master’s Degree from the New England Conservatory in 2010, where he focused on performance, studying with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra: Benjamin Wright and Steven Emery. Before moving to the east coast, Kyle earned a Bachelor’s Degree from California State University, Long Beach, where he studied with members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic: Jim Wilt and Christopher Still. He has also been a fellow at Spoleto Festival USA, National Orchestral Institute, Idyllwild Festival, and the Castleton Festival under the baton of legendary conductor, Lorin Maazel.
Kyle and his wife, Maria Rindenello-Parker (Harpist and Registrar at the Cape Conservatory), are both busy performers and educators who recently moved to the Cape last summer.