Dr. Kyle Millsap, Assistant Professor of Music
Kyle Millsap, Assistant Professor of Trumpet (D.M.A. - The University of Memphis; M.M. - University of North Texas; B.M. - Wichita State University), joined the faculty of Texas A&M University-Kingsville in 2013. He enjoys a varied and diverse career as a performer, educator, and arranger. His performances span orchestral, chamber, and jazz/commercial idioms, including opportunities to perform on recitals and concerts in England, Germany, and Mexico, in addition to the United States.
Dr. Millsap's performance experience features performances with such artists as The Temptations, Mannheim Steamroller, Johnny Mathis, Al Kapone, the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Jon Mayer, Rufus Reid, Kirk Whalum, and performing at halftime for the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies. He has performed with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra (TN), Orquesta Sinfonica UANL (Monterrey, Mexico), Wichita Symphony Orchestra (KS), Eroica Ensemble (TN), and productions with Ballet Memphis. Additionally, he has been a member of the Jazz Orchestra of the Delta and the Memphis Jazz Orchestra and has helped present the National Endowment for the Humanities series Looking at: Jazz. Comfortable on stage or in an orchestra pit, Dr. Millsap has performed for nearly a dozen national touring company productions, including The Addams Family, Anything Goes, Chicago, Dreamgirls, High School Musical, South Pacific, and Young Frankenstein. He has also performed for several regional theater premieres, such as The Drowsy Chaperone, Hairspray, Jerry Springer: The Opera, Legally Blonde: The Musical, The Producers, and The Wild Party.
Recently, Dr. Millsap has commissioned and premiered three new works for trumpet, Scatter the Darkness for trumpet and organ, A Whisper of Angels for trumpet quartet and narrator, and 2x4: Domestic Tranquility for trumpet and flügelhorn duet. He also premiered Shalom, Salaam, Peace... written for two trumpets and organ. He was principal trumpet with the Memphis Repertory Orchestra on their recording Dvorak & Tchaikovsky, and lead trumpet on the Southern Comfort Jazz Orchestra album Voices. Dr. Millsap has also been heard frequently on the Memphis Public Radio WKNO Live Lunch series.
Prior to TAMUK, Dr. Millsap served on the faculties of The University of Memphis and Murray State University. He has been a clinician and applied instructor in Kansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Texas. His primary teachers in include David Spencer, John Holt, Judith Saxton, and Kevin Hartman. Dr. Millsap is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society.
For more information, visit tamuktrumpets.com or millsaptrumpets.com
This page was last updated on: April 14, 2014