Kyle Champion

Southern Methodist University – B.A.
University of Southern California – M.M.

Professional focus: Fine Arts Department Instrumental Music – Sinfonia and Honors Sinfonia Strings

Scholarly or professional activities: I have been involved with the American String Teachers Association L.A. Section Board of Directors for over 10 years. I served as president of that Board for two years and have continued my service as chair of the regional string competition, as well as chair for the California state chapter 2020 state competition. I also perform with the Redlands and Long Beach symphonies.

Grew up: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Favorite spot at Webb: I love the walk down the hill from the chapel to the theater.

Favorite music or musician: Classical music — Beethoven symphonies, Richard Strauss tone poems, Bach cello suites. Popular music: my favorite band is “The Who.” I especially love their album Quadrophenia.

Favorite book or author: Way too many books to even consider my favorite. My favorite topic is American railroads and the American West.

Favorite TV show or movie: Favorite TV show currently – Zoe’s Extraordinary Playlist (NBC) and Hometown (HGTV). Favorite movie might be Gettysburg or Kelly’s Heroes.

Saturday routine: Saturday always begins with blueberry pancakes and OJ. I teach a few cello lessons and then, depending on the week, I’ll help my wife with yard work or housework, and if I have any concerts or gigs, I’ll head off to those.