William Carey University sophomore Kyle Dykes has been named as the principal trombonist and brass section leader for the Blue Lake International Youth Symphony Orchestra.
Based in Muskegon, Michigan, the orchestra is comprised of talented and inspired young musicians from across the United States performing a full range of orchestral literature. Under the direction of Michael Klaue, conductor of the Ahrensburg Youth Symphony in Ahrensburg, Germany, the orchestra’s 2016 repertoire will include “New World Symphony” by Antonin Dvorak and “Rhapsody in Blue” by George Gershwin. The orchestra will also join with the Blue Lake International Choir to perform Dvorak’s “Stabat Mater.”
Dykes, a music education major from Purvis, was selected for the orchestra following a rigorous recommendation, audition and interview process. He will travel to Muskegon in June for an intense week of rehearsal before flying to Europe for the orchestra’s five-week tour to several destination cities on the continent.
The son of Wes and Michelle Dykes, Dykes is the student of Zach James, an adjunct professor of trombone at Carey and an alumnus of the orchestra.