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Kyle Rupley

Paul D. Wren Interim Music Director Chair and Principal Conductor

Kyle Rupley

Kyle Rupley is a Colorado based musician and educator. He has maintained a private studio teaching violin and viola for almost twenty years and worked in Aurora’s Cherry Creek School District, at Cherokee Trail High School, teaching orchestra and music courses since 2012.

Kyle holds undergraduate degrees in viola and music education (BM, BME) from the Metropolitan State University of Denver and a graduate degree in viola (MM) from the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music. He began his orchestral training in the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony and Denver Young Artists Orchestra, and he completed post-graduate work as a two-year recipient of an Andrew Mellon Foundation Fellowship to study orchestral conducting and performance in the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Academy Program.

In addition to his teaching, Kyle performs regularly with ensembles all along the Front Range including the Royal Gorge Philharmonic, Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, and Colorado Springs Philharmonic, among others.

Gloria Olsen, Conductor Emerita

Ms. Gloria Olsen and Alice Lee Main founded the Aurora Symphony in 1978.  Gloria holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Tampa in Tampa, Florida, and a Master of Music in Conducting from Colorado State University.  She moved to Denver to study with Antonia Brico.  Gloria conducted the Aurora Symphony until 1989 when she resigned in order to complete her Juris Doctor at the University of Denver.

Gloria is retired from the Federal Government after 28 years working as a Revenue Officer for the I.R.S.  Her last position was the manager of the Estate Tax Lien group, a one-of-a-kind national group working with estate tax liens, gift tax liens, and farm liens.

Gloria lives in Highlands Ranch and enjoys retirement by swimming, biking, hiking and visiting family and friends out-of-state.

Concert Image, Gloria Olsen - Conducto Emeritus - Aurora Symphony Orchestra