Buffalo-based oboist Megan Kyle performs as a soloist, improviser, chamber musician, and orchestral musician, with a particular interest in resonances between early and recent music. She is fascinated by expressive extremes and unexpected acoustic phenomena on the oboe, experimenting with defamiliarizing or "glitching" the instrument through microtonality, multiphonics, timbral variation, and noise.
Megan performs and creates material with new music ensemble Wooden Cities, musical research group Null Point, voice/oboe duo Senso di Voce, and oboe/piano/violin/cello quartet The Evolution of the Arm. Recent recordings include WORK with Wooden Cities and Sounds Like with The Evolution of the Arm, both released by Infrasonic Press. She performs as a substitute with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and Charleston Symphony Orchestra, and has appeared as a soloist at the New York Electroacoustic Music Festival. In addition to SUNY at Buffalo, Megan teaches oboe and English horn at Houghton College and SUNY Geneseo, and performs as a member of the Geneseo Wind Quintet.
Megan holds a Master of Music in Oboe Performance from DePaul University (2013), as well as a B.M. in Oboe Performance and B.A. in English from Oberlin Conservatory and College (2011). Her principal teachers have been Eugene Izotov, Robert Walters, Alex Klein, and Louis Rosenblatt.