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Megan Kyle

Oboe Instructor
Brodie Hall 128
Portrait of Megan Kyle (Photo credit Megan Metté)

Megan Kyle performs as a soloist, improviser, chamber musician, and orchestral musician throughout the Western New York region. She tackles standard repertoire and new music with equal enthusiasm, and enjoys making sense and nonsense of unfamiliar sonic experiences as a listener, performer, and teacher. She believes strongly in the importance for developing musicians to cultivate technical fundamentals and creative musical ideas alike, and to experience the reciprocal relationship between the two.

Ms. Kyle regularly performs as a guest musician with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, and has also appeared with the St. Louis Symphony, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, and the New World Symphony in Miami, among others. She was previously a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago.

As a chamber musician and new music specialist, Ms. Kyle performs with the Buffalo-based new music ensemble Wooden Cities, serves as a performer for the interdisciplinary arts initiative Null Point, and is a founding member of several chamber music projects in Buffalo, including the oboe/piano/violin/cello quartet The Evolution of the Arm and the voice/oboe duo Senso di Voce.

She teaches oboe and English horn at Houghton College, SUNY Geneseo, and SUNY at Buffalo and performs as a member of the Geneseo Wind Quintet.

More About Me

Megan Kyle, MM, Oboe Performance

Professional Experience

Selected orchestral:

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, substitute oboe and English horn, July 2013 – present

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, substitute oboe and English horn, July 2014 – present

Charleston Symphony Orchestra, substitute second oboe, October 2017 – present

Civic Orchestra of Chicago, regular member, September 2012 – June 2013


Chamber ensembles:

Geneseo Wind Quintet, August 2014 – present

Wooden Cities (new music ensemble), July 2013 – present

Senso di Voce (voice/oboe duo), founding member, Nov. 2015 – present

Null Point (interdisciplinary artist collective), June 2017 – present

The Evolution of the Arm (oboe/piano/violin/cello quartet), founding member, Nov. 2017 – present

MusiCorps Woodwind Quintet of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Sept. 2012 – June 2013


Teaching Positions

SUNY Geneseo, Adjunct Lecturer in Oboe, August 2014 – present

SUNY at Buffalo, Adjunct Professor of Oboe, January 2017 – present

Houghton College, Adjunct Instructor of Oboe, September 2013 – present



MM in oboe performance, DePaul University School of Music, Chicago, Illinois (2013)

BM in oboe performance and BA in English, Oberlin College and Conservatory, Oberlin, Ohio (2011)


Oboe Teachers

Eugene Izotov, principal oboe of the Chicago Symphony, Sept. 2011 – June 2013
Robert Walters, English horn of the Cleveland Orchestra, Sept. 2006 – May 2011
Alex Klein, former principal oboe of the Chicago Symphony, Sept. 2006 – May 2010
Louis Rosenblatt, former English horn of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Sept. 2005 – Aug. 2006


  • MUSC 142: Woodwinds: Oboe

    Instruction in flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, or bassoon intended for the student with a level of technical competence sufficient for admission to a MUSC 165 instrumental organization.

  • MUSC 152: Woodwinds: Oboe

    Instruction in selected woodwind instruments designed for those admitted to the Performance Option-Woodwind.

  • MUSC 242: Woodwinds: Oboe

    A continuation of MUSC 142.

  • MUSC 252: Woodwinds: Oboe

    A continuation of MUSC 152.

  • MUSC 342: Woodwinds: Oboe

    A continuation of MUSC 242.

  • MUSC 352: Woodwinds: Oboe

    A continuation of MUSC 252.

  • MUSC 452: Woodwinds for Perf Opt: Oboe

    A continuation of MUSC 352.

  • MUSC 459: Senior Recital

    Required of all music majors in the music performance option, to be taken in the senior year in preparation for a 1-hour recital of representative works studied, selected in consultation with the studio teacher, demonstrating knowledge of varied musical styles as well as professional standards of technique, musicality, and interpretation.