Khyle B. Wooten (he/they), a native of Philadelphia, PA, is Assistant Professor of Music Performance and Director of Choral Activities at Ithaca College. He maintains professional activities as a conductor, educator, clinician, researcher, and composer. Previously, Wooten served as Associate Director of Choral Activities at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and has fulfilled prior K-12 teaching posts with charter schools in the cities of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Atlanta, Georgia.
At present, Wooten leads ongoing research on the life and music of Lena McLin and extended choral works of Black women composers, presenting regularly at regional and national conferences. They are an inaugural fellow of the Future of Music Faculty Fellowship with the Cleveland Institute of Music. Additionally, Wooten completed commissioned pieces for the 2024 ACDA Eastern Region Student & Community Honor Choir, Cincinnati Song Initiative, and the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra MINA String Quartet. His choral recent works include Sancta Maria (TTBB), Life and Death (TTBB) and The Dream Keeper (SA). Wooten is the co-founder and conductor of the Sankofa Vocal Collective in Atlanta, Georgia and Director of Music of EmpoweringWord Ministries in Philadelphia, PA.
Wooten holds degrees in music education and choral conducting from Lincoln University of PA (BS), Georgia State University (MM), and Florida State University (PhD).