Born in Michigan, Violist Kyla Witt began her musical studies by the age of six and now enjoys a versatile career as an avid freelance chamber musician, orchestral musician, and music instructor in the Greater Denver Area. She also serves as Co-Artistic Director and violist of the Red Rock String Quartet. In 2013, Ms. Witt earned a Master of Music Degree in viola performance from Bowling Green State University as a student of Matthew Daline, while completing a two-year artist-in-residency program in the Graduate String Quartet. Ms. Witt also has extensive training in music education, and has earned teaching certification in the Suzuki Method from the Suzuki Association of the Americas.
Ms. Witt has performed around the United States with various touring artists including Willie Nelson, Evanescence, Kygo, Sarah Brightman, and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. She has also performed as an Artist in Residence at the Round Top Music Institute in Texas, and as Principal Viola with the Texas Festival Orchestra, the Northern Ohio Chamber Orchestra, the Taneycomo Festival Orchestra, Triola trio, and the Cultural Olympiad celebration of the 2012 London Olympic games.
Currently, Ms. Witt is a section member of Fort Collins Symphony, Cheyenne Symphony, and Greeley Philharmonic. She has also served as Assistant Principal in the Colorado MahlerFest Symphony Orchestra since 2013, and enjoys performing regularly with the eclectic cross-over string quartet, Spinphony. Additionally, Ms. Witt is a regular substitute with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, and Pro Musica Colorado Chamber Orchestra. When Ms. Witt is not performing or teaching (or practicing!), she loves taking her Asian-leopard hybrid cat, Pyrite, on mountain hikes!