FAU
Department of Sociology
Dr. Kyle Prescott
DMA The University of Texas
Associate Professor of Music
Director of Bands
Areas of Expertise
• Conducting
• Music Education
Dr. Kyle Prescott
Kyle Prescott is the Director of Bands at Florida Atlantic University.  His responsibilities include conducting the University Wind Ensemble and Chamber Winds, teaching the graduate instrumental conducting sequence and coordinating aspects of FAU’s comprehensive university bands program. He holds undergraduate degrees from the University of Idaho, and the Master of Music and the Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in Wind Conducting from The University of Texas at Austin, where his principal conducting teacher was Jerry F. Junkin. Additionally, he has studied with exemplary conductors through fourteen international conducting symposia.

In the summer of 2013, Dr Prescott was appointed Coordinator of Community Engagement in the Performing Arts for the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters. In this administrative capacity, he works to foster artistic relationships between the university and various agencies, including non-profit, public and private.

Prior to his work at The University of Texas, Dr. Prescott conducted bands and orchestras in the Pacific Northwest. Ensembles under his direction have been invited to perform at the Northwest Regional Conference of the National Association for Music Education in 1997 and 1999, the Southern Conference of the College Band Directors National Association in 2008 and the Florida Music Educators Association Conference in 2009. A strong proponent of new music for wind ensemble, Dr. Prescott has conducted nine world premieres in recent years, including works by Arthur Weisberg and Libby Larsen.

His research in score analysis and rehearsal has been published in three separate volumes of the Teaching Music Through Performance in Band series. He is the current Florida State Chair of CBDNA, Conductor of the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Palm Beach Youth Orchestras, and Conductor and Music Director of South Florida’s professional wind band, the Florida Wind Symphony.

 
 
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