Kyle Kindred (b. 1978) is currently Visiting Professor of Theory and Composition at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. Kindredâˆšâ‰ s works have received numerous awards including a spot in the 2000 National Bandmasters Associationâˆšâ‰ s First Biennial Young Composer Mentor Project, winner of the Claude T. Smith Memorial Composition Contest in 2001, and First Prize in the National Federation of Music Clubs 2001 Victor Herbert(ASCAP) Prize in Composition. Prestidigitato, his work for band was premiered by the Wichita State University Symphonic Wind Ensemble in 1998 and has since been performed by the US 323rd Army Band at the National Bandmasters Association Convention in 2000 the St. Louis Wind Symphony at the Missouri Music Educators Association Convention in 2001, the University of Michigan Concert Band in Ann Arbor, and the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Wind Ensemble, conducted by Jack Stamp. His works have also been performed at the 2002 International Double Reed Society convention in Banff, Canada as well as the 2003 World Saxophone Congress. Most recently, Kindred was one of ten composers commissioned in 2004 by the Oregon Bach Festival Composer Symposium to write new works in honor of George Crumb on his 75th birthday. Kindred has been active as keyboardist for the UT New Music Ensemble, UT Wind Ensemble, and the Nexus Chamber Orchestra of Austin as well as writing scores for UT-produced plays and films.