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      About Kyle Pompei

      Kyle Pompei
      Kyle Pompei
      Music Teacher, Master
      Location: Ellicott City, MD
      Speaks: English
      Instructs: French Horn
      Education: Bachelor of Music: Instrumental Education, University of Wisconsin - Madison (2016) Master of Music: Horn Performance, San Francisco Conservatory of Music (2018)
      Performance Experience: American Festival Orchestra China Tour World premiere with Philip Glass Ensemble and Carnegie Hall and Davies Hall Maryland Winds Hunt Valley Symphony Orchestra
      Teaching Experience: Private horn lessons since 2018 San Francisco Conservatory of Music Pre-College teaching artist, 2017 - 2018 HSGTO resident horn coach, 2019 MSGTO brass and woodwind sectionals director, 2019
      Teaching Philosophy: I have two main missions when teaching horn: goal setting and curiosity. I encourage my horn students to think about goals for the current music they are playing, as well as long-term goals. I also want my students to have a natural curiosity to learn about horn and music - I find this helps students to learn faster, and makes the process even more enjoyable.

      Get to know Kyle Pompei

      Kyle holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Education from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he graduated magna cum laude. He was a Stamps Scholar and Stamps Scholar Student Board Representative for the Madison campus. He also holds a Master of Music degree in Horn Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Kyle also attended the Preparatory Program for the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.


      Kyle is currently assistant principal horn at the Hunt Valley Symphony Orchestra, a core member of the Maryland Winds, and a section player with the Greenspring Valley Orchestra. He played third horn in the American Festival Orchestra China Tour, 2019-2020. Other groups he has performed with include the Columbia Orchestra, Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra, Golden Gate Symphony, Korea Young Dream Orchestra, and Hopebox Charity Youth Orchestra. He performed in the world premiere of Philip Glass’ Music with Changing Parts: Expanded Edition 2018 with the Philip Glass Ensemble in Carnegie Hall, New York City, and Davies Hall, San Francisco. He has been a member of the Burbank Chamber Music Society and the SFCM Music To Go/Community Service Outreach Program.


      As a Howard County native, Kyle greatly enjoys being able to work with students and educators in the area. Currently, he is a Guest Teacher for Howard County Public Schools. He was also the resident horn coach for the Howard County High School Gifted and Talented Orchestras. Kyle was the winds and brass sectionals director for the Howard County Gifted and Talented Middle School Chamber Orchestra in 2019. He was also a teaching artist for the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Pre-College from 2017 to 2018, as well as a camp counselor and peer mentor for the Honors Orchestra Program at the Pine Mountain Music Festival in 2015. He loves to teach private horn lessons, and is excited to teach horn players of all ages and skills at Music & Arts!

      Kyle Pompei teaches at:
      9210 Baltimore National Pike Suite W-7
      Ellicott City, MD 21042
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