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TEDxRedding - Kyle Wiley Pickett - Live Performance

Kyle Wiley Pickett is recognized as one of America's most exciting and charismatic young conductors as well as an acclaimed orchestra builder.After receiving a bachelors degree in music in 1993 from Stanford, Kyle attended California State University at Chico where he studied choral conducting with William Ramsey and received an accelerated masters degree in music. He was accepted for graduate study at Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore and studied with renowned conducting teacher Frederick Prausnitz.Today, Kyle is the music director of the North State Symphony in Northern California. He was appointed to both the Redding and Chico symphony orchestras in 1999 and 2000. Within a year of those two appointments, he spearheaded the merger of the two ensembles into the North State Symphony, creating a single professional orchestra that bridges communities and ensures the future of symphonic music in Northern California. He's also the music director of the Juneau Symphony in Alaska.Kyle lives in Lake California, CA with his wife Alice, his two sons, Ned and Grant, and their Dachshund Max.For more, see: the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations).____________________________________________________Opening & closing music by Giants, used with permission of James Lyle: special thanks to the TEDxRedding 2012 Sponsors, who support ideas worth spreading:Lead: Matson & IsomMajor: Shasta Regional Medical Center | Forcella Wealth Management | The McConnell Foundation | California State University ChicoIn-Kind & Other Sponsors: CR Gibbs | Minuteman Press of Redding | Viva Downtown | Shasta County Arts Council | The Anderson Family Endowed Fund (SRCF) | The Grape Escape | The Foragers | Cascade Bottom Brewing Company | Apex TechnologyJoin us!:
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