Kyle Walcott

Violin, 2012


Originally from Orlando, Florida, Kyle Walcott is a violinist and music theory major at Northwestern University.  At Northwestern, he is revitalizing the Music Learning Community, an outreach organization that provides unique musical opportunities for the general student body.

A long-term goal is to create a new audience for contemporary music by developing cultural infrastructure in America to be more supportive of performers, audiences, and their artistic goals. Ideally, this means connecting with children and the science-oriented, writing a simple method book with an emphasis on non-traditional styles, and making recommendations for how to prioritize non-tonal music in music education.

His specific interests in music are growing everyday, but right now the list is: microtones/temperament, math-based composition, serial procedures, and spectralism.

Outside of music, he has a super cute golden retriever chow-chow mix. He also enjoys anything physical, especially running.

Find out more about the Music Learning Community on Facebook.


Jason Charney – Ocean Body
for violin, viola, cello, and bass


Viola Yip – Inescapable Resonance
for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano


Walter Piston – Divertimento for Nine Instruments – I. Allegro
for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, two violins, viola, cello and double bass


Dimitri Shostakovich – Quintet for Strings and Piano – III.Scherzo
for two violins, viola, cello, and piano