Faculty Profile

Kyle Dickson

NMS Violin Faculty
Violin- Adjunct Faculty


Kyle Dickson holds degrees from Michigan State University College of Music and DePaul University. He 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). His solo and chamber music collaborations include appearances at the Arts League of Michigan, WFMT’s Make Music Chicago, Taneycomo Chamber Players, Cello Plus Chamber Music Festival, Ebenezer AME Cultural Series, Lunchtime in Paradise Concert Series Up and Coming, and the Milwood Series. He has given masterclasses at Indiana University-South Bend as first violinist of the Chicago Solisti Quartet and the Naperville School of Performing Arts as a member of Chicago Sinfonietta’s PI Quartet.

Kyle has appeared as a featured soloist with the Undergraduate Chamber Symphony, MSU Concert Orchestra, and the Detroit Festival Camerata. An advocate for diversity in the arts and an avid orchestral musician, he is a member of the Gateways Festival Orchestra in Rochester, NY and has performed with the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra and as a Freeman Orchestral Fellow with the Chicago Sinfonietta. Additionally, he has performed regularly with the Dearborn, Lansing and Jackson Symphony Orchestras as well as with the Michigan Philharmonic. 

Kyle has taught at Wayne State University Weekend School of Music, the Sphinx Overture Program, and is director of the After School Matters Orchestra in Garfield Park.