PYSO Prelude Strings Conductor
Kyle Smith began playing the trumpet in fifth grade under the direction of Jack Taylor. Upon graduating from Temple City High School, he attended California State University, Fullerton, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education. While at CSUF, Kyle was also a member of the University Honors Program and the Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honor Society. Kyle previously taught band and orchestra in La Cañada for seven years, and is currently in his first year as one of the Instrumental Music Directors in the Temple City Unified School District, where he teaches the elementary school bands, as well as Band 1 and Intermediate Orchestra at Oak Ave. Intermediate School. He is also a member of the teaching staff at Bellis Music Camp, which is a week-long camp held each summer in the Angeles National Forest dedicated to musical and social development of middle school students. He is enjoying his third year with the esteemed Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestras and the All-City Orchestra.