The 45th Annual International Trumpet Guild Conference

6.01.21 – 6.05.21

Kyle Millsap


Kyle Millsap is an international award-winning artist and Associate Professor of Trumpet & Jazz at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Along with overseeing the trumpet program, Dr. Millsap directs Jazz Band II and is a founding member of the Kingsville Brass Quintet.

Since 2019, he has been a member of the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra. Other orchestral credits include the Monterrey Symphony Orchestra (MX), Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Victoria Symphony Orchestra, Wichita Symphony Orchestra, and Ballet Memphis. In the jazz and commercial music realms he has performed with artists including The Temptations, Mannheim Steamroller, Il Divo, Johnny Mathis, the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Al Kapone, multiple events for Elvis Presley Enterprises, and at halftime for the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies. Theater credits include performances for numerous national touring companies.

In addition to masterclasses and recitals throughout the United States, he has performed and/or given presentations at conferences of the International Trumpet Guild, International Horn Symposium, College Music Society, National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors, and the Texas and Tennessee Music Educators Association conventions. His pedagogical articles are published in the ITG Journal and NACWPI Journal.

Through his career, he has commissioned and premiered several new works for trumpet. In 2018, he released his debut album Scatter the Darkness, which features several of these commissions. In 2021, his second solo album, Imaginaria, will be released showcasing works for trumpet and electronics. He has several compositions and arrangements published for trumpet duet, trumpet ensemble, and brass ensemble, as well as his new warm-up method Modern Warm-Up Method for Trumpet.

His students have been accepted into the nation’s top graduate programs and gone on to successful careers as performers and music educators, teaching at all levels of primary, secondary, and university music programs.

Dr. Millsap holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Memphis, Master of Music degree from the University of North Texas, and Bachelor of Music degree from Wichita State University. He is a Yamaha Performing Artist and Torpedo Bags Artist. More information can be found at and




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