Kyle Yampiro is a native of Long Island, NY and was fortunate enough to spend 6 years in collegiate a cappella while pursuing a Master of Music in Voice Performance from James Madison University and a Bachelor of Music in Applied Voice from the University of Delaware. During this time, he music directed and arranged for UD Vocal Point and JMU Exit 245. His voice and arrangements were featured on Exit 245's 2013 Best Male Collegiate CARA-winning album, Boyfriend Material, from which his solo track, Cinema, was featured on BOCA 2013, Voices Only 2013, and sing 10: neon. Since 2014, in addition to joining the RARB staff, he has served as a judge for CARAs and ICCA events and spent a year singing with the Memphis-based CAL group DeltaCappella.
Kyle recently completed a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Voice Performance, Pedagogy, and Literature with a Singing Health Emphasis at JMU. As a Teaching Assistant, he performed tasks which included anything from photocopying ad nauseum and assisting with ensembles all the way to teaching theory and general music classes. While in school, he taught music history as an Adjunct Professor of Music at Eastern Mennonite University (VA) and an audition skills class at Shenandoah Valley Governor's School. After graduating, he spent a year as Visiting Assistant Professor of Voice for the University of Memphis Department of Musical Theatre. He is also a freelance musician whose services include performing, arranging, masterclasses, music directing, and voice teaching/coaching.
He has performed opera and musical theatre with various regional companies, including the College Light Opera Company (MA), Thin Air Theatre Company (CO), Blue Gate Musicals (IN), Luray Opera Theatre (VA), and Texas Family Musicals. Favorite roles include Tony (The Most Happy Fella), Julian Marsh (42nd Street), Gianni Schicchi (Gianni Schicchi), and Ko-Ko (The Mikado). He performed as a Young Artist for the 2015 Ohio Light Opera season in Wooster, OH and will return as a Resident Professional Artist for the 2016 season to perform roles including First Man/Gangster (Kiss Me, Kate!), Charlie Davenport (Annie Get Your Gun), Henry the Elevator Boy (Kern's Have a Heart), and Bobinet (Offenbach's La Vie Parisienne). In addition to solo singing, notable choir experiences include a tour of Shanghai and Beijing with University of Delaware's Chorale and singing backup for Josh Groban in his Stages tour with JMU's premier choral ensemble, The Madison Singers.
Kyle is currently in Auburn, NY as an Actor/Educator with Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre, performing shows and teaching workshops to schools throughout Central New York. He is actively pursuing both performing and teaching opportunities and looks forward to new adventures in a cappella and in life.
41 total reviews (38 albums and 3 singles)
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