Kyle Yampiro is a native of Long Island, NY and was fortunate enough to spend 6 years in collegiate a cappella while pursuing a Master of Music in Voice Performance from James Madison University and a Bachelor of Music in Applied Voice from the University of Delaware. During this time, he music directed and arranged for UD Vocal Point and JMU Exit 245. His voice and arrangements were featured on Exit 245's 2013 Best Male Collegiate CARA-winning album, Boyfriend Material, from which his solo track, Cinema, was featured on BOCA 2013, Voices Only 2013, and sing 10: neon. Since 2014, in addition to joining the RARB staff, he has served as a judge for ICCA/ICHSA events and CARAs, spent a year singing with the Memphis-based CAL group DeltaCappella, and currently serves on CASA staff as Nominations Manager for the A Cappella Video Awards (AVAs).
Kyle holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Voice Performance, Pedagogy, and Literature with a Singing Health Emphasis from JMU. As a Teaching Assistant, he performed tasks which included anything from photocopying ad nauseum and assisting with ensembles all the way to teaching theory and general music classes. While in school, he taught music history as an Adjunct Professor of Music at Eastern Mennonite University (VA) and an audition skills class at Shenandoah Valley Governor's School. After graduating, he spent a year as Visiting Assistant Professor of Voice for the University of Memphis Department of Musical Theatre and has been a freelance voice teacher and ensemble clinician throughout his travels.
He has performed opera, musical theatre, and plays with various regional companies, including The Ohio Light Opera, The REV Theatre Company (NY), The Argyle Theatre (NY), The Winnipesaukee Playhouse (NH), Springer Opera House (GA), Broward Stage Door Theater (FL), College Light Opera Company (MA), Thin Air Theatre Company (CO), Blue Gate Musicals (IN), Luray Opera Theatre (VA), and Texas Family Musicals. Favorite roles include The Baker (Into the Woods), Tony (The Most Happy Fella), Julian Marsh (42nd Street), Bobinet (La vie parisienne), and the title role in Gianni Schicchi. He is currently rostered for the touring American Spiritual Ensemble, the New York Philharmonic Chorus, and the Força Choir, with whom he is featured in two video games: Code Vein and God Eater 3. Other notable choir experiences include the world's first choral sound bath with Choral Chameleon in NYC, a tour of Shanghai and Beijing with University of Delaware's Chorale, singing backup for Josh Groban on his Stages tour with JMU's The Madison Singers, performing with Essential Voices USA and the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, and singing backup for Andrea Boccelli at two arenas with the Philadelphia Chorale.
Dr. Kyle is typically based in the NYC area, teaching both in-person and virtual voice lessons, streaming on Twitch, and singing wherever possible. In 2023, he is at sea on Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas as a Featured Actor, performing Wilbur and Mr. Pinky in Hairspray and in the production show, Flight.
93 total reviews (77 albums and 16 singles)