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CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)
Kyle is a PhD candidate in the Critical and Comparative Studies program, where his research primarily focuses on how sound, broadly construed, articulates power relations between various groups and individuals. While most of his scholarship is rooted in the realms of ethnomusicology and sound studies, Kyle is also concerned with classical music since the 1900s, American popular music, the avant-garde, historiography, and applied scholarship. His research has appeared at the ASLCH, IASPM-US, MACSEM, and SCGMC annual conferences.
Graduating in 2013, Kyle received dual bachelor degrees (magna cum laude) in Music and Music Composition from Chapman University in his home state of California. In his spare time, he hikes the Blue Ridge Mountains, collects vinyl records, watches PMQs, plays banjo, and reads case law. He also hosts a contemporary classical music radio program on WTJU, where he serves as the Classical Director.