Kylie Stultz Dessent currently serves as Assistant Professor of Music (clarinet) at Purdue University Fort Wayne. Prior to her appointment at PFW, she served on the music faculty at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.
Stultz Dessent has performed internationally and throughout the United States as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral performer. She has performed and presented at numerous conferences including the Midwest Clinic, ClarinetFest, American Single Reed Summit, College Music Society, and the Indiana Music Educators Association Conference. An advocate of new music, Stultz-Dessent has premiered and commissioned works for clarinet by numerous award-winning composers.
Additionally, Stultz Dessent is a sought-after pedagogue. In 2014, she co-founded the Indiana Clarinet Experience (ICE), an annual, week-long clarinet institute for pre-college students that focuses on clarinet instruction, chamber music, music appreciation, and musicality. She directs this camp on the Purdue Fort Wayne School of Music campus each June. Dr. Stultz also serves on the faculty for the Indiana University Summer Music Clinic and has presented masterclasses at numerous colleges, universities, and high schools. She holds degrees from Indiana University (DM and BM) and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (MM). Her teachers have included James Campbell, Jonathan Gunn, Howard Klug, and Tasha Warren.
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