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Artist of the Month April 2021 – Music: Kyra Kester


Credit: David Schwartz

For the month of April, our musical artist of the month is Kyra Kester.

Kyra, a flutist, is an orchestral musician and teacher. She holds the position of Second Flutist with both the Akron Symphony and the Cleveland Pops Orchestra. Kyra has performed with the Pittsburgh, Detroit and Nashville Symphonies, as well as The ProMusica Chamber Orchestra. She played piccolo with The Cleveland Orchestra in their 2007-2008 Season and has performed many Broadway shows at Playhouse Square, including ‘Phantom of the Opera’ and ‘Wicked’.

Kyra enjoys playing chamber music with her colleagues and is part of a flute quartet, called ‘Idle Twittering’. Ms. Kester has taught at Hiram College, Interlochen Arts Camp, Kent State University and The Cleveland Institute of Music Preparatory Department. In addition to her musical career, Kyra is the Loan Specialist and Assistant to the CEO at NoteWorthy Federal Credit Union, where she helps individuals across the country finance their musical instruments.


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