Elyse Kahler (b. 1988) holds a Bachelor of Music in Composition and with All Level Certification from West Texas A&M University and a Master of Arts from the University of North Texas. During her time at UNT and WTAMU, she has studied with Alexis Bacon, BJ Brooks, Christopher Moore, Joelle Wallach, and William Coble. Currently, she is pursuing a doctorate in Music Composition with Peter Fischer and Mei-Fang Lin at Texas Tech University, where she also teaches music theory.
Elyse writes for a variety of ensembles and levels, and has particular interests in fun and engaging music for middle school students and inspiring music for the modern church. Other recent projects include a chamber work for Bent Frequency, based in Atlanta, GA (through the Charlotte New Music Festival) and a clarinet quartet for 15:19 ensemble in Pavia, Italy (through the highSCORE Festival).
Elyse is a member of the Equinox New Music Collective, a group dedicated to bringing contemporary music to new audiences.