Astronomer Musician Educator
Kyle Kremer’s pursuit of a dual-career in music and science began in high school, when he published his first scientific article in the Ohio Journal of School Mathematics and performed his first trumpet concerto with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2012, Kremer completed his undergraduate degree at Northwestern University as a double-major in trumpet performance and physics. As an undergraduate student, Kremer was active in astrophysics research at Northwestern and was the recipient of several national science awards including the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and the Winston Churchill Scholarship.
Kremer spent two years in Los Angeles earning his Master of Music degree at The Colburn School. In 2015, Kremer returned to Northwestern to pursue a PhD in Astronomy as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. He is currently a member of Northwestern's Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics.
Kremer is a passionate educator and has spoken with thousands of students in Chicago, Los Angeles, and his home-state of Ohio about astronomy and the intersection of music and science. Upon his return to Chicago, Kremer launched an educational outreach program titled Cosmos in Concert which presents performances across the country that combine astronomy education with live classical music.
Northwestern Magazine: All-star seniors
Northwestern University: Trumpeting a music/science combo
Chicago Triblocal: Northwestern music student hits high note with astrophysics
WTTW: Solar System Symphony melds music with astronomy