Kyle Acuncius


Acting Principal Timpanist, Associate Principal Percussionist: The Sun Symphony Orchestra

Kyle is currently Acting Principal Timpanist with the Sun Symphony Orchestra in Hanoi, Vietnam. Prior to his appointment in Vietnam, he held positions as Principal Timpanist of the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, Principal Percussionist of the Terre Haute Symphony and Section Percussionist of the Ann Arbor Symphony. Kyle also previously served as Artist/Instructor and coordinator of the percussion program at Mahidol University’s College of Music in Bangkok, Thailand.

Kyle performs extensively throughout America, Europe and Asia as a soloist educator and chamber musician and has performed regularly as a member of a diverse spectrum of professional ensembles including the Malaysian Philharmonic, Syracuse Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, Eastman Wind Ensemble, Columbus Philharmonic Orchestra and Rome Festival Orchestra.

Kyle holds degrees from the Interlochen Arts Academy, Eastman School of Music (B.M.), Indiana University (M.M.), and the University of Michigan (M.M. – Chamber Music and Specialist Degree).

Mr. Acuncius is an active member of the Percussive Arts Society and serves as a member of their International Committee.

Mr. Acuncius is a proud endorser of JG Percussion, Zildjian and Black Swamp Percussion.

JG Percussion’s selection of timpani mallets are perfect for orchestral, chamber music or solo repertoire setting. Jason’s mallets offer an extensive range of timbre and tone color for every musical moment. Jason’s innovative construction techniques and attention to artistic detail insures that every pair of custom mallets is hand crafted for an individual’s personal sound and situation.”

OrchestraSun Symphony Orchestra, VietnamTitlePrincipal Timpanist

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