Dr. Elyse Kahler

Teaching Fellow, Music Theory, Interlochen Arts Camp

D.M.A., Music Composition, Texas Tech University; M.A., Music Composition, University of North Texas; B.M., Music Composition and Music Education, West Texas A&M University

Elyse Kahler writes for a variety of ensembles and levels, and has particular interests in fun and engaging music for middle school students and inspiring music for the modern church, along with avant-garde, aleatoric works. Recent projects include "Perspectives", a chamber work with modern dance and film in collaboration with Anne Wharton; "The Ides of March", a chamber work for Bent Frequency, based in Atlanta, GA (through the Charlotte New Music Festival); and Clarinet Quartet No. 2 for 15:19 ensemble in Pavia, Italy (through the highSCORE Festival). Elyse researches pedagogy, specifically music composition pedagogy, and focuses on ways to communicate about the creative process. She also has an interest in the analysis of pop music and is currently listening to the music of Enya. Elyse is a member of the Equinox New Music Collective, a group dedicated to bringing contemporary music to new audiences.