S01E45 – Kyle Zerna

About our interview with Kyle Zerna

New York Philharmonic’s Assistant Principal of Timpani and Percussion, Kyle Zerna talks about his position and audition process. We discussed his; transition from being a student to immediate professional, the logistics of practicing and learning, the organization of the percussion section, the importance of consistency across all the nine percussion instruments for auditions, path to choosing percussion as an instruments and how he was consistently motivated with new instrument discoveries within the percussion family, recent discovery of his ability to Deejaying and the parallel to playing percussion, timpani tuning and how his teaching has enhanced his own playing.

Links to learn more about Kyle Zerna

http://nyphil.org/about-us/artists/kyle-zerna
http://www.masongross.rutgers.edu/music/faculty/kyle-zerna
http://www.mysundaynews.com/2010/08/12/family’s-steady-beat-supports-young-musician/

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Kyle Zerna