• Profile:

    Kyle Tieman-Strauss is a composer of music for stages and headphones, as well as a passionate advocate for contemporary music. His music has been commissioned and performed by ensembles such as ETHEL; Bearthoven; JACK Quartet; Conduit; Manhattan Saxophone Quartet; Cadillac Moon Ensemble; and the NYU Symphony Orchestra. Current projects include Forsaken Tunes, a new studio work for Sasha Zamler-Carhart, exploring texts of Muriel Rukeyser, Jack Spicer, and C.P. Cavafy; Creases, a harp and playback piece written for regular collaborator Hope Wilk; and Speed of Darkness, a setting of Rukeyser poems for mezzo-soprano and two guitars, for the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music.

    Kyle is on the faculty of the Mannes School of Music, where he teaches music graphics and notation, and is also a music editor at Boosey & Hawkes. He is the founder and artistic director of Echo Chamber, a contemporary music ensemble dedicated to the music of our time. Kyle studied at New York University, where he received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees working primarily with Michael Gordon and Robert Honstein. He is currently a fellow at the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music, and was a 2016 composition fellow at the Bang on a Can Summer Institute. He lives in Manhattan.

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    Current Courses:

    GR Music Notation 1A

    GR Music Notation 1A (Fall 2019)

    GR Music Notation 1B

    Music Notation 1A

    Music Notation 1A (Fall 2019)

    Music Notation 1B