Kyle Newmaster, a composer originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota has been providing music for film, television and the concert stage for over 15 years. Newmaster holds a bachelor's degree in
Music from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a master's degree in Composing for Contemporary Media from The Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York.
Newmaster is primarily active in film scoring. He recently composed music for the indy hit drama "Where Hope Grows," (2015) starring William Zabka, Danica Mckellar, Kristoffer Polaha and David DeSanctis;
Horror/Thriller feature "Something Wicked (2014)," Brittany Murphy's last film; "The ABC's of Death 2, Segment E," (2014) directed by Alejandro Brugues; the vampire action feature "Blood Shot," (2014) starring
Lance Henriksen, Christopher Lambert and Brad Douriff ;" "Channeling," (2013) an edgy futuristic Drama; and Sundance Select's "The Myth of the American Sleepover," (2011) which was an official selection at the 2011
Cannes Festival du Film. Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times called the teen coming-of-age drama, "Poetic... A lovely, gentle and very true film."
Also busy writing music for games, Kyle helped bring the pop culture phenomenon back to avid gamers in the LucasArts' title "Kinect Star Wars"(2012). Kyle Co-scored the game which was
recorded at the famed Abbey Road Studios in London, with the London Symphony Orchestra. Newmaster also recently provided additional music and orchestrations for a variety of titles including the most recent EA title "Star Wars:
Battlefront"(2015) , "Star Wars: The Old Republic" (2011), "Spy Hunter" (2012), "Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings" (2010) and "The Walking Dead: Survival instinct" (2013).
Born and raised in Minnesota, Kyle's deep-rooted interest and talent in music comes from his family. His great grandfather was a published composer for military bands, and his father studied classical music and played a key role in Newmaster's
musical training at a very young age.
Kyle's broad musical range and experience throughout his career has given him an advantage in being able to adapt to the ever-changing film/music industries. In 2009, Newmaster arranged and orchestrated for composer Tyler Bates' edgy score to
Rob Zombie's animated film, "The Haunted World of El Superbeasto." Additionally, he completed a variety of string and horn arrangements for "LAX," the third studio album for hip-hip artist The Game and also provided horn arrangements and
recorded for Susan Tedeschi's Grammy nominated contemporary blues album, "Back to the River". Newmaster also continues to compose and arrange regularly for the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, and has provided music for a variety of the
ensemble's guest artists including Roy Hargrove, Mavis Staples, Ann Hampton Calloway, Branford Marsalis, and many more.
When he is not writing music, Newmaster is an active professional trumpet player who performs and records in a variety of groups. He has performed with bands such as "The Brian Setzer Orchestra" and the "Seth Macfarlane Big Band"
and has recorded for numerous TV shows and films including Family Guy, Cleveland, America's Got Talent, The Middle and American Dad. He also frequently gives lectures on composing and the music business at the University level.
These speaking engagements recently included an online talk at the University of Pennsylvania Pembroke and he was guest lecturer at his alma mater, UW-Eau Claire.