The American baritone and conductor, Kyle Ferrill, received his undergraduate training at Butler University and his master’s and doctorate from Florida State University. Coaches and master-classes include Iain Burnside, Phyllis Curtin, Graham Johnson, Martin Katz, Malcolm Martineau, William Sharp, James Taylor, Dawn Upshaw, and John Wustman, Susan Youens, and Brian Zeger.
As a baritone singer, Kyle Ferrill is rapidly developing a reputation as a sensitive and versatile performer of repertoire from Monteverdi to modern works. His special interests include Baroque music, German Lieder, and contemporary music. He has sung on 5 continents, including a recent tour of China. He has worked with such conductors as Stefan Asbury, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Keith Lockhart, Helmuth Rilling, Gil Rose, Robert Spano, and John Williams. Orchestras include the Boston Pops Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra. Festival appearances include Ravinia, Songfest, Tanglewood, and the Oregon Bach Festival.
Recordings include Eccles' Semele with Florida State Opera (Forum) and Ruth Fazal's Awakening with the Slovak National Orchestra (Tributary). Kyle Ferrill enjoys working closely with composers, and these collaborations have included Osvaldo Golijov, Ricky Ian Gordon, John Harbison, and Jake Heggie. One such collaboration led to Ferrill’s Carnegie Hall debut, performing works by David Bruce and Anna Clyne.
Equally devoted to teaching, Kyle Ferrill is assistant professor of voice at the University of Idaho. Previous teaching posts include Indiana University, Boston University, Interlochen Center for the Arts, DePauw University, Butler University, and Mercer University. Based in Moscow, Idaho, Ferrill and his wife mezzo Lexa Ferrill enjoy performing together, and also find time for cooking, travelling, and outdoorsy pursuits.