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James Pyne ~ Kyle Marie Pyne

Kyle Marie Pyne

Kyle Marie Pyne continues the work of Pyne/Clarion both managerially and as mouthpiece craftsman. After over 35 years working on mouthpieces side-by-side with husband James Pyne, she prepares the Signature bores and meticulously hand-faces according to Jim’s rigorous specifications. For several seasons Kyle Marie Pyne performed as principal clarinet with OperaColumbus and Columbus Ballet Met. Additionally she has served as second and bass clarinetist with the Columbus Symphony. Previously, Kyle had performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Grand Tetons Orchestral Institute. As a faculty member at Capital University Conservatory of Music (1991-1999), she performed regularly in faculty recitals, as a member of the Conservatory Wind Quintet, as soloist with University ensembles, and directed the Capital University Clarinet Choir. Performances at festivals include: the University of New Mexico, University of Arizona, the University of Oklahoma, and The Ohio State University, plus ICA conferences at Virginia Commonwealth and the University of Illinois. Kyle holds the BFA degree in music from SUNY at Buffalo and pursued graduate studies at the Juilliard School of Music (Ziegler scholar), as a student of Leon Russianoff and Sixten Ehrling. Additional studies with Stanley Hasty at the Eastman School of Music, and Russell Dagon. The mother of three children, Kyle enjoys visits by her grandchildren and spare-time fishing.