Conductor Kyle Knox took over the dual positions of Music Director of WYSO and Associate Conductor of the Madison Symphony Orchestra in the 2018-2019 season. He is well known to the Madison community through his work with the Madison Opera, Madison Symphony Orchestra, University Opera, Middleton Community Orchestra and the Madison Savoyards. He holds degrees from The Juilliard School and UW-Madison. He was formerly a clarinetist with the Milwaukee Symphony, Santa Fe Opera, and Philadelphia Orchestras, and on faculty at UW-Milwaukee. His festival credits include Tanglewood, Spoleto (Italy), Santa Fe Chamber Music, and Bowdoin Summer Music Festivals, as well as the New York String Orchestra Seminar. He has recorded for the Koch and Naxos labels and has been featured numerous times on NPR’s Performance Today. He holds degrees from Juilliard and UW-Madison.