Kyle Rowan is a composer, clarinetist, and educator. He completed his PhD in music composition in 2016 at UC San Diego, and also holds an MM from the University of Illinois and a BM from the University of Florida in music composition in addition to a Performer's Certificate in clarinet from the University of Florida. His compositions have been performed around the country as well as internationally at festivals in Greece, Italy, and South Korea.
As a clarinetist, he studied under Mitchell Estrin (University of Florida) and Michael Forte (Palm Beach Opera) and has played with the La Jolla Symphony, Albany (GA) Symphony, Gainesville (FL) Symphony, and in a variety of solo and chamber contexts. He is a founding member of the contemporary chamber trio Figmentum, in which he plays clarinet and toy piano and sings.
As a teacher, he has 10 years of experience teaching music theory, composition, and history at the collegiate level, as well as Music Together early music education classes. Besides music, Kyle loves baseball, video games, science fiction, and dogs.