Kaylene Beal joined Lincoln’s Symphony as second horn in 2015. An active performer in the region, she frequently substitutes with the Omaha Symphony, South Dakota Symphony, and Plymouth Brass. She has also performed at the National Music Festival, Italian Brass Week, and the International Horn Symposium. Passionate about diversity and inclusivity in the arts, Kaylene has done extensive research on women composers, Cuban music, Mario Bauzá, Elizabeth Raum, and Italian brass pedagogy.
Her primary horn instructors were Charles “Skip” Snead, Lowell Greer, and Dr. Alan Mattingly. Kaylene has also studied with internationally renowned musicians such as Dale Clevenger, Frøydis Ree Wekre, Stefan de Leval Jezierski, Bernhard Scully, and Jeff Nelsen.
Kaylene serves as Adjunct Professor of Horn at Concordia University in Seward Nebraska. She holds a DMA and MM in Horn Performance from the University of Nebraska, and earned her BM in Music Performance at the University of Alabama, Summa Cum Laude. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, yoga, and watching college football. She lives in Lincoln with her husband and a houseful of pets.