Meet the Musician
Musician 1st Class Kyle A. Augustine,
Musician 1st Class Kyle Augustine, born and raised in Woodbridge, Va., joined the Navy Band in 2009. He received a Bachelor of Music in 2005 from George Mason University and a Master of Music in 2008 from the Peabody Conservatory, both in double bass performance. While at Peabody, he received the Olga Von Hartz award for outstanding string playing. He has performed at the Chautauqua Music Festival and Kent/Blossom chamber Music Festival. His teachers include Glenn Dewey, Jeffrey Koczela, Paul Johnson, Scott Haigh and Curtis Burris. Prior to joining the Navy Band, Augustine was a member of the Maryland Symphony. Additionally, he has performed with the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, served on the faculty at Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Va., and is an active performer in the Navy Band Chamber Music Recital Series. In his free time he enjoys playing with yo-yos, juggling, and performing magic tricks.