Instructor of Voice, Interlochen Arts Camp
Assistant Professor of Voice, University of Memphis
Ph.D and M.A., Florida State University; B.A. Butler University
Baritone Kyle Ferrill, who teaches voice and vocal pedagogy at the University of Memphis, is rapidly developing a reputation as a sensitive and versatile performer of repertoire from Monteverdi to modern works Ferrill's special interests include Baroque music, German Lieder, and contemporary music. Ferrill has sung on 5 continents, including a recent tour of China. Ferrill has worked with such conductors as Stefan Asbury, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Keith Lockhart, Helmuth Rilling, Gil Rose, Robert Spano, and John Williams. Orchestras include the Boston Pops, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Luke's, and the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra. Festival appearances include Ravinia, Songfest, Tanglewood, and the Oregon Bach Festival. A committed chamber musician, Ferrill has also performed with Bach Collegium San Diego, Seraphic Fire, the Berwick Chorus of the Oregon Bach Festival, and the Tucson Chamber Artists.
Ferrill enjoys working closely with composers, and these collaborations have included Osvaldo Golijov, Ricky Ian Gordon, John Harbison, and Jake Heggie. One such collaboration led to Ferrill's Carnegie Hall debut, performing works by David Bruce and Anna Clyne. Coaches and masterclasses include Iain Burnside, Phyllis Curtin, Graham Johnson, Martin Katz, Malcolm Martineau, William Sharp, James Taylor, Dawn Upshaw, and John Wustman, Susan Youens, and Brian Zeger.
Ferrill received his undergraduate training at Butler University and his master's and doctorate from Florida State University. Previous teaching posts include University of Idaho, Indiana University, Boston University, Interlochen Center for the Arts, DePauw University, Butler University, and Mercer University.