Kyle Covington is a native Californian, born in Santa Rosa where he attended public schools. Kyle started playing the trombone at the age of 15. He rapidly progressed to a position with the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra. During his high school years Kyle studied privately with Mark Lawrence and John Engelkes of the San Francisco Symphony.
Mr. Covington earned his Bachelor of Music degree from The Juilliard School in 2006 where he was accepted with a presidential distinction scholarship. He studied with Joseph Alessi of the New York Philharmonic.
Mr. Covington was the winner of the Van Haney tenor trombone competition in 2005. Kyle has performed in Breckenridge, Colorado, with the National Repertory Orchestra, the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California, the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan, and the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado. He has toured with the New York Philharmonic and performed with the San Francisco Symphony.
While attending the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 2006-07 (working on his master’s degree), he won the position of second trombone for the Buffalo Philharmonic. After playing two seasons with Buffalo, Kyle Covington won the Principal Trombone position with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra.