KYLE ELGARTEN currently serves as the Assistant Conductor of the Palm Beach Symphony, Associate Conductor of the Frost Symphony Orchestra, the Assistant Conductor of the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra, and is a conducting fellow with the Frost Repertory Orchestra. In these roles, Elgarten leads rehearsals and performances on both Signature Series and Emerging Artists concerts, assists artistic directors Gerard Schwarz and Maria Schneider and has facilitated collaborations with Renee Fleming and Joshua Bell. He has conducted members of the Fort Worth Symphony in a workshop with Miguel Harth-Bedoya and served as an inaugural member of the Sewanee conductors academy.
In December of 2021, Elgarten collaborated with South Florida PBS, the Lowe Art Museum, and the Frost Symphony Orchestra to produce an interdisciplinary educational television special around Pictures at an Exhibition. Elgarten serves as an Adjunct Instructor of Music at Westminster Christian School (WCS) in Palmetto Bay, FL. At WCS, he conducts ensembles and teaches group classes in trumpet and improvisation. Elgarten maintains a diverse private studio, teaching conducting, trumpet, piano, composition, and improvisation. Elgarten also serves as an artistic coordinator for the Adams Theatre in Adams, MA where he works with community organizers to craft artistic vision for a theatre opening in 2022.
Elgarten is currently pursuing his MM in Orchestra Conducting at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, studying conducting with Gerard Schwarz and Amanda Quist. He also holds a BM in Trumpet Performance from Frost, where he studied with Craig Morris and Brian Lynch.