Kyle Koronka enjoys a multifaceted career as a performer and music educator. In 2014, Kyle joined the Austin Symphony Orchestra as Second Trumpet. He is on the faculty of Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas where he teaches Applied Trumpet. Prior to joining the faculty at Southwestern, he served on the faculty of Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. He has also instructed courses at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and at the University of Texas at Austin. Kyle Koronka is a Yamaha Performing Artist.
Kyle has recently performed with the Round Rock Symphony, Waco Symphony, Abilene Philharmonic and Brazos Valley Symphony. He is a member of the Southwestern Faculty Brass Trio and Austin City Brass Quintet, through which he performs on numerous musical outreach concerts each year in local schools. Kyle is an active soloist and recitalist. In 2013, he appeared as soloist with the Trinity University Symphony Orchestra, performing Concerto for Trumpet by Alexander Arutunian. He also appeared as a soloist with the Trinity University Symphonic Wind Ensemble that year. Recently, Kyle collaborated with trombonist Martin McCain on his album Shades, performing Pastorale by Eric Ewazen. Shades is available on the Kairoi Music label.
Other activities include performances with the San Antonio Brass, Austin Symphony Brass Quintet, University of Texas Faculty Brass Quintet, Baylor Brass Quintet, Peoria Symphony, Champaign-Urbana Symphony, and Waco Lyric Opera. He has attended the Brevard Music Center, Hot Springs Music Festival, and Haus Marteau Brass Festival in Lichtenberg, Germany. Kyle recorded orchestral works of Louis Moreau Gottschalk with the Hot Springs Festival Orchestra for the Naxos Label in 2006. He also performed as Principal Trumpet with the Baylor Symphony Orchestra for the PBS television production Christmas at Baylor.
Kyle has completed a Bachelor of Music degree from Baylor University, where he received the Donald I. Moore Award for Outstanding Senior Instrumentalist. He earned a Master of Music degree from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, where he was recipient of the Armando Ghitalla Memorial Scholarship. At the University of Texas at Austin, he earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree, while serving as Graduate Teaching Assistant. His primary teachers include Ray Sasaki, Marie Speziale, Wiff Rudd, Dr. Michael Ewald and Barry Hopper.
Kyle and his wife, Kathryn, live in Round Rock, Texas, with their daughter, Kaitlyn and son, Kaleb.