Kyle Yampiro is a native of Long Island, NY and was fortunate enough to spend 6 years in collegiate a cappella while pursuing a Master of Music in Voice Performance from James Madison University and a Bachelor of Music in Applied Voice from the University of Delaware. During this time, he music directed and arranged for UD Vocal Point and JMU Exit 245. His voice and arrangements were featured on Exit 245's 2013 Best Male Collegiate CARA-winning album, Boyfriend Material, from which his solo track, Cinema, was featured on BOCA 2013, Voices Only 2013, and sing 10: neon. Since 2014, in addition to joining the RARB staff, he has served as a judge for ICCA events and CARAs, spent a year singing with the Memphis-based CAL group DeltaCappella, and currently serves on CASA staff as Nominations Manager for the A Cappella Video Awards (AVAs).
Kyle holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Voice Performance, Pedagogy, and Literature with a Singing Health Emphasis from JMU. As a Teaching Assistant, he performed tasks which included anything from photocopying ad nauseum and assisting with ensembles all the way to teaching theory and general music classes. While in school, he taught music history as an Adjunct Professor of Music at Eastern Mennonite University (VA) and an audition skills class at Shenandoah Valley Governor's School. After graduating, he spent a year as Visiting Assistant Professor of Voice for the University of Memphis Department of Musical Theatre and has been a freelance voice teacher and ensemble clinician throughout his travels.
He has performed opera, musical theatre, and plays with various regional companies, including The Ohio Light Opera, The Argyle Theatre (NY), The Winnipesaukee Playhouse (NH), Merry-Go-Round Playhouse (NY), Broward Stage Door Theater (FL), College Light Opera Company (MA), Thin Air Theatre Company (CO), Blue Gate Musicals (IN), Luray Opera Theatre (VA), and Texas Family Musicals. Favorite roles include The Baker (Into the Woods), Tony (The Most Happy Fella), Julian Marsh (42nd Street), Bobinet (La vie parisienne), and the title role in Gianni Schicchi. In addition to solo singing, notable choir experiences include a tour of Shanghai and Beijing with University of Delaware's Chorale, singing backup for Josh Groban on his Stages tour with JMU's premier choral ensemble, The Madison Singers, and singing with The American Spiritual Ensemble for their 25th Anniversary Tour.
Dr. Kyle is quarantined in the NYC area, teaching virtual voice lessons, performing distanced music and theatre projects, and working as a voice over artist.
84 total reviews (70 albums and 14 singles)