About Kyle Pompei
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!