Kyle Szabo serves as the Orchestra Director at FGCU, where he directs the Symphony and Chamber Orchestras. Under Szabo’s direction, the Symphony Orchestra has grown significantly. The Chamber Orchestra, started in the fall of 2016, now tours around the state and is invited to perform at a variety of venues. Szabo has also been appointed Conductor of the Southwest Florida Youth Symphony Orchestra. He frequently travels throughout Florida as a clinician for middle and high schools, adjudicator at competitions, and as a guest conductor with professional and community orchestras.
Szabo performs as a violinist and violist, and has performed as a recitalist and chamber musician in several different states. He was previously a faculty member at Ripon College (Wisconsin) as Director of Orchestral Activities. Szabo earned a Doctorate in conducting at James Madison University, a Master of Music in violin performance from the Peabody Conservatory, and a Bachelor of Music in violin performance from Rutgers University.