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Kyle Tieman-Strauss

Music Adjunct Faculty

Music and Performing Arts Professions

Kyle Tieman-Strauss is a composer of music for stages and headphones, as well as a passionate advocate for contemporary music. His music has been commissioned and performed by ensembles such as ETHEL, Bearthoven, JACK Quartet, Conduit, Manhattan Saxophone Quartet, Cadillac Moon Ensemble, and the NYU Symphony Orchestra, where he held residencies in 2013-2014 and 2016-2017. His first chamber opera, These Walls, written in collaboration with librettist Matthias Hope Naroff and soprano Emilia Donato, investigates the interior life of the midcentury American serial killer Rhonda Belle Martin. It was premiered in May 2017 in New York.

Current projects include Forsaken Tunes, an album-length work for multitracked voice and ensemble, exploring queer texts that describe restlessness, urgency, and alienation at the margins; Creases, a multitracked harp piece for longtime collaborator Hope Wilk; and a new work for viola and harp duo Les Deux.

Kyle is on the composition faculties of the Mannes School of Music and of NYU Steinhardt, where he teaches music notation and engraving and is also a music editor at Boosey & Hawkes. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at NYU Steinhardt, working primarily with Michael Gordon and Robert Honstein. He was a 2016 composition fellow at the Bang on a Can Summer Institute and was a 2019-20 fellow at the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music. He lives in Manhattan.

For a deeper dive, visit his website.


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