|Kyle Dickson, a native Detroiter, began his studies at Winans Academy of Performing Arts and holds a BM in Violin Performance from Michigan State University College of Music where he studied with Dr. Walter Verdehr. While completing his degree, Kyle served as Concertmaster of the MSU Concert Orchestra, Assistant Concertmaster of the MSU Symphony Orchestra, and performed with several ensembles including the MSU Chamber Opera Orchestra, Chamber Virtuosi Ensemble, Ad Libitum, and contemporary music ensemble Musique 21.
Kyle was a prize-winning laureate at the 2012 NANM National Concerto Competition, the Simon Clements Music Competition (2007), and the James Tatum Foundation for the Arts Scholarship Competition (2008). He has collaborated with the Ebenezer AME Cultural Series, Lunchtime in Paradise Concert Series “Up and Coming”, the DFC Chamber Players Concert Series in Detroit, and the TFO Chamber Players in Branson, MO.
Kyle has appeared as a featured soloist in recent performances with the Undergraduate Chamber Symphony, MSU Concert Orchestra, Detroit Festival Camerata, and others playing the concerti of Bach, Bruch, and Saint-Saens, Vaughan-Williams’ Lark Ascending, and Piazzolla’s Las Cuatro Estaciones. A recipient of the Norman Huver Orchestral Fellowship and the Spaulding-Gulliver Award in Music, Dickson has for two seasons served as Concertmaster of the Taneycomo Festival Orchestra in Branson, MO and has performed with the Grant Park Symphony as well as with the Jackson, Lansing, Warren, and Rochester Symphony Orchestras. In 2013, he was invited to perform with the Opera in the Ozarks Festival and recently joined the violin section of the Dearborn Symphony Orchestra. In addition, he is the founder and Artistic Director of the Detroit Festival Camerata; a chamber orchestra based in Detroit that provides accessible chamber music concerts and recitals at venues across the city. Currently, Kyle is pursuing graduate studies with Dr. Olga Kaler at DePaul University.