Kyndra Sisayaket is currently pursuing her DMA in Performance degree at Michigan State University as the graduate assistant of the horn studio. She is also the horn instructor at the Flint School of Performing Arts in Flint, MI.
A native of the Pacific Northwest, Kyndra has performed all across the country with the Washington-Idaho, Mid-Columbia, Jackson, Lansing, Traverse, and Flint Symphony Orchestras. Along with performing in various orchestras, she has had summer opportunities at the Marrowstone Music Festival, Pacific Regional International Summer Music Academy (PRISMA), and Kent/Blossom Music Festival, working with renowned musicians from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, and the Netherlands Philharmonic. She has also performed in unique settings, including playing onstage with the band Kansas and with the Dallas Brass.
An active chamber musician, Kyndra has competed at Musicfest Northwest in Spokane, WA, taking a gold award and performing on Spokane’s live public radio KPBX. Currently, she is the hornist for Lansing-based woodwind quintet, Pure Winds.
As a teacher, her students have placed in State Solo & Ensemble competitions and made placements in state honor bands. She has received assistantships and teaching positions at the University of Akron and Michigan State University, teaching courses such as horn methods, music appreciation, and undergraduate and graduate lessons.
Kyndra has earned her BS in Mathematics and BA in Music at Washington State University and her MM in Performance at the University of Akron. Her primary teachers include Corbin Wagner, Margaret Tung, and Matthew Aubin.