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Utility Flute and Piccolo

Kayla Burggraf

Kayla Burggraf joins the Kansas City Symphony as piccolo and flute in the 2019/20 season. Prior to moving to Kansas City, she was a member of the New World Symphony and served as principal flute of the Des Moines Symphony, principal flute of the Ann Arbor Symphony and member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. She has performed as a substitute musician with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Lyric Opera of Chicago and Milwaukee Symphony, among others.

As a soloist, Burggraf has performed with Rice University’s Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra and the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra after winning their respective concerto competitions. She also has been a soloist with the Des Moines Symphony, New York Symphonic Ensemble Japan Tour and Chelsea Music Festival (NYC). As a member of the Noctua Wind Quintet, she has performed at the Kennedy Center as part of the Conservatory Project and won prizes at the Fischoff, Coleman, Chamber Music Yellow Springs and JC Arriaga competitions.

Burggraf earned her master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with Robert Langevin in the orchestral performance program. Previously, she studied with Leone Buyse at Rice University where she received her bachelor’s degree in music with distinction in research and creative works. Other teachers have included Jennifer Gunn, Stefán Höskuldsson, Stephanie Mortimore and Renée Siebert.


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Kayla Burggraf joins the Kansas City Symphony as piccolo and flute in the 2019/20 season. Prior to moving to Kansas City, she was a member of the New World Symphony and served as principal flute of the Des Moines Symphony, principal flute of the Ann Arbor Symphony and member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. She has performed as a substitute musician with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Lyric Opera of Chicago and Milwaukee Symphony, among others.

As a soloist, Burggraf has performed with Rice University’s Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra and the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra after winning their respective concerto competitions. She also has been a soloist with the Des Moines Symphony, New York Symphonic Ensemble Japan Tour and Chelsea Music Festival (NYC). As a member of the Noctua Wind Quintet, she has performed at the Kennedy Center as part of the Conservatory Project and won prizes at the Fischoff, Coleman, Chamber Music Yellow Springs and JC Arriaga competitions.

Burggraf earned her master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with Robert Langevin in the orchestral performance program. Previously, she studied with Leone Buyse at Rice University where she received her bachelor’s degree in music with distinction in research and creative works. Other teachers have included Jennifer Gunn, Stefán Höskuldsson, Stephanie Mortimore and Renée Siebert.