Kyle Shaw


M.M. University of Illinois, 2015
B.M. Brigham Young University, 2013

Composer Kyle Shaw writes colorful, energetic music, in acoustic and electro-acoustic mediums, tailored to the people and circumstances of their occasions and informed by his experiences as a performing artist. He has presented his work at the Grawemeyer 30 th anniversary conference, SPLICE Institute, the University of Nebraska’s Chamber Music Institute, Electronic Music Midwest, and the SEAMUS conference (his music can be heard on the SEAMUS miniatures recording series.)

He has been a finalist for the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award, a Belvedere Chamber Music Festival Composition prize winner, and 1st-prize winner of the Iowa State University Carillon Composition Competition and the Vera Hinckley Mayhew Creative Arts Contest.

He is a recipient of a Barlow Endowment commission, the 17th-annual 21st-Century Piano commission, and has been a resident fellow at the Osage Arts Community’s Mid-Missouri Composers Symposium.


He earned a BM from Brigham Young University and is currently pursuing his DMA at the University of Illinois, where he has studied composition with Carlos Carrillo, Stephen Taylor, Heinrich Taube, Reynold Tharp, and electroacoustic music with Scott Wyatt and Eli Fieldsteel. He lives in Savoy, IL with his wife Tess and three daughters.