About Kyle Vanderburg


Kyle Vanderburg (b. 1986) composes eclectically polystylistic music fueled by rhythmic drive and melodic infatuation. His acoustic works have found performances by ensembles such as Brave New Works, Access Contemporary Music, and Luna Nova, and his electronic works have appeared at national and international conferences including ICMC, EMUfest, SCI, CICTeM, NSEME, and TIES.

A native of Missouri, Kyle holds degrees from Drury University (AB), where he studied composition with Carlyle Sharpe, and the University of Oklahoma (MM, DMA), where he studied with composers Marvin Lamb, Konstantinos Karathanasis, Roland Barrett, and Marc Jensen. He has also participated in composition masterclasses with David Maslanka, Chris Brubeck, Eric V. Hachikian, Joël-François Durand, Benjamin Broening, and Daniel Roumain.

In addition to composing, Kyle is an active computer programmer, writing code for interactive performances, utilities related to composer workflow automation, and unusual controllers. In his spare time, he enjoys designing websites and building mission style furniture. Kyle’s music is available through his publishing imprint, NoteForge. 

Additional Biographies


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Graduate Research Assistant, University of Oklahoma, 2009-2014
Semi-Finalist, The American Prize in Composition, Chamber Music, Student Division, 2013
Ernest Trumble Award for Outstanding Graduate Term Paper in Music History or Ethnomusicology, 2013
International Computer Music Association Student Scholarship - ICMC 2012
First Prize, 2012 Luna Nova Music/Beethoven Club Composition Contest
Alice and Albert Kirkpatrick Scholarship in Composition, University of Oklahoma, 2012-2013
Ernest Trumble Award for Outstanding Graduate Term Paper in Music History or Ethnomusicology, 2012
Phi Kappa Phi, University of Oklahoma, 2012
ASCAPLUS, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Mortar Board, Drury University, 2008-2009
Omicron Delta Kappa, Drury University, 2008-2009
Assistant Conductor of Drury Wind Symphony and Orchestra, 2007-2009
Dean’s List, Drury University, 2005-2009
Hoover Band Award, Drury University, 2009
Music Activity Grant, Drury University, 2005-2009


Curriculum Vitae and Resume

Also, I have digital versions of my education and experience.


Teaching materials may be found over at kylevanderburg.com/teaching.


Kyle Vanderburg's music is available through NoteForge. For more information about performing or commissioning my work, check out the Commissioning page.

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