As a mentor at the Colorado Springs Conservatory, Kaylyn Kinney teaches piano and music theory. She is also a professor teaching a variety of music courses for Pikes Peak Community College, the State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz, SUNY’s Orange County Community College, SUNY’s Rockland Community College, and Mount Saint Mary College.
Ms. Kinney is currently a Doctoral candidate for a DMA in music education at Boston University. Her previous degrees include a Bachelor’s degree in flute performance from Oberlin College; a Masters degree in flute performance from Peabody Conservatory; a Professional Certificate in Arts Management, and Professional Certificate in Nonprofit Management from SUNY Purchase College. In arts administration, she has been involved with the League of American Orchestras, and has worked for the Aspen Music Festival and the Colorado College Summer Music Festival.
In addition to her collegiate work, Ms. Kinney currently has served as an adjudicator for the Hudson Valley Philharmonic Youth Symphony, New York State School Music Association, and Orange County Music Educators Association (OCMEA) events. She has taught music for all of the Newburgh and Cornwall Teacher’s Association primary and secondary schools, the private Storm King School, the Desmond Campus for Adult Enrichment, and Western Connecticut State University’s Flute Institute.
Ms. Kinney has been heard on the West Point and Cornwall-On-Hudson chamber music series in New York. She has played in ensembles while serving as the Music Director/Organist for St. George’s Episcopal Church, Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, and at the Interlochen National Music Camp, Aspen Music Festival, Hudson Valley Chamber Players, Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra, OCMEA Wind Ensemble, and with the New York Flute Club in Carnegie Hall.