Kyle Millsap (D.M.A. – University of Memphis, M.M. – University of North Texas, B.M. Wichita State University) is an international award-winning artist and Associate Professor of Trumpet & Jazz at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.
His playing has been hailed as having “superb style, [a] gorgeous sound, and masterful intonation.” (ITG) In 2018, he released his debut album Scatter the Darkness, which features several of these commissions and received a silver medal in the Global Music Awards. He has performed with a diverse array of artists and ensembles across the musical spectrum. Since 2019, he has been a member of the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra (TX). Other orchestral credits include the Monterrey Symphony Orchestra (MX), Memphis Symphony Orchestra (TN), Wichita Symphony Orchestra (KS), Corinth Symphony Orchestra (MS), and Victoria Symphony Orchestra (TX). In the jazz and commercial music realms he has performed with artists including Doc Severinsen, The Temptations, Mannheim Steamroller, Il Divo, Johnny Mathis, the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Al Kapone, multiple events for Elvis Presley Enterprises, and at halftime for the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies.
In addition to masterclasses and recitals throughout the United States and Europe, he has performed and/or given presentations at international, national, and state-level music conferences. His students have been accepted into the nation’s top graduate programs and gone on to successful careers as performers and music educators, teaching at all levels of primary, secondary, and university music programs.
He is a Yamaha Performing Artist and Torpedo Bags Artist.