Dr. Kevin Ryland Eberle is an active performer, teacher, and researcher currently residing in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dr. Eberle received the Bachelor of Music (Music Education, '07) and Master of Music (Performance, '13) from the University of Redlands as well as the Doctor of Musical Arts (Applied Music, '16) from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he was in the first class of DMA bassoon majors in the University's history. Dr. Eberle's principal teachers were Dr. Carolyn Beck and Dr. Janis McKay with additional studies and masterclasses with Judy Farmer, Jeff Robinson, Linda Morton-Fisher, Albie Micklich, John Miller, Frank Morelli, and George Sakakeeny.
Currently, Dr. Eberle is a freelance bassoonist and contrabassoonist in the greater Las Vegas area, having performed as guest principal, 2nd, and contrabassoon with the Las Vegas Philharmonic. Dr. Eberle has previously held Principal Bassoon positions with the Riverside Lyric Opera, Scottsdale Arts Orchestra, Inland Valley Symphony, and Inland Valley Opera. He has also held 2nd Bassoon and Contrabassoon positions with the Redlands Symphony Orchestra and St. Stephen's Chamber Ensemble (AZ). As an orchestral player, Dr. Eberle has performed with notable talent such as Placido Domingo, Lisa Vroman, Peter Nero, Liang Wang, and Clint Holmes.
As a scholar and researcher, Dr. Eberle's work primarily explores the intersection of music theory, music criticism, and gender/sexuality studies. His doctoral project looks at the intersection of queer theory, camp aesthetics, and compositional/performance devices in Francis Poulenc's Trio for oboe, bassoon, and piano. Other scholarly interests include sexual expression in popular music, the musical life of Monaco, bassoon pedagogy, and undergraduate academic music pedagogy. Dr. Eberle has taught undergraduate fundamentals and theory classes at UNLV from 2013 until 2015. Prior to UNLV, Dr. Eberle was a public school teacher from 2007-2011, where he taught K-12 general music, instrumental ensembles, and choral ensembles.
Dr. Eberle is also affiliated with Bocal Majority/Operation OBOE. Dr. Eberle has been a faculty member and administrator of the BMOO camps at UNLV since the first camp in 2014. Dr. Eberle has successfully run 3 camps and helped to create a relationship between BMOO and the UNLV School of Music. As part of the BMOO affiliation, Dr. Eberle has performed with notable bassoonists such as Peter Kolkay, Susan Nelson, and Eric Stomberg.