Emerging talent Kyle Pederson is equally home as a pianist, arranger, and composer.
His first album, Renewal, a collection of acoustic arrangements of traditional hymns arranged for piano, violin, cello, guitar, oboe and percussion, was chosen as one of the top albums of the year by Mainly Piano in 2010. 12.25, an album of piano solo arrangements of Christmas carols/hymns, was released in 2012 and listed as high as #4 in ZMR national radio airplay monthly charts. Tracks from both projects continue to have life on radio and internet stations worldwide, and both albums are available for download on iTunes.
In 2014, Kyle dove headlong into his life-long passion for choral music and has received awards from such choral ensembles as Cerddorion (NY), Singers of Armenia, Elysian Singers (London), and the International Lutheran Youth Choir. Commissions have included the TAISM international high school choral festival and the AMIS international middle school honor choir. Three of Kyle's pieces (Stars, Five Solas, Spiritus Omnium), will be featured in the upcoming New Choral Voices Volume II and III, released by Ablaze Records, featuring emerging composers in the choral field.
Pederson earned his MFA in music composition from Vermont College of Fine Arts, an MA in Education from University of St Thomas (MN), and his BA from Augustana University (SD). In additional to a variety of freelance projects, Kyle works part time in the music ministry at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Burnsville, MN, where he composes and arranges music for a variety of services. Most of Kyle's works are self-published, with select pieces to be published shortly by Walton and Santa Barbara.