Kyle Hovatter’s (b.1986) works span orchestral, choral, chamber, and electronic genres. Often working closely with local San Francisco ensembles, his music has also been championed by players in Italy, Germany, France, Hungary, Romania, Australia, and throughout the United States. Recent collaborators include Sarah Cahill, sfSound, Jeff Anderle, Susan Nelson, Miguel Bonachea Diaz, Nonsemble, Amy Foote, Jarring Sounds, the International Low Brass Trio, the Silver Keys Trio, and Nicole Paiement. A collection of his works have been published by Imagine Music Publishing, and recently, his music was featured at the Sonic Bloom Festival and the International Double Reed Society.
Originally a chemistry major, Kyle Hovatter abandoned practicality for the privilege of studying with Robert Coburn and Francois Rose at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. After graduating, he spent two years as the Director of Music at St. Peter School in Lodi, CA before moving to San Francisco to study with Elinor Armer at the San Francisco Conservatory and privately with Belinda Reynolds. He serves on the board of the Bassoon Chamber Music Composition Competition, is an active musician in San Francisco, a member of the International Orange Chorale, and a student of Dan Becker’s. Mr. Hovatter has a private piano studio and works as the organist and Director of Music at Zion Lutheran Church in San Francisco.
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