Faculty & Staff

Kylie Stultz-Dessent, M.M.

Assistant Professor


  • Phone: 260-481-6725
  • Office: Rhinehart Music Center, Room 224
  • E-mail: stultzk@pfw.edu

Kylie Stultz-Dessent is a versatile artist with a varied career as an educator, soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral performer. Prior to her appointment at PFW, Kylie served as Adjunct Instructor of Clarinet and Chamber Music at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. She has performed with numerous regional orchestras including the Columbus Philharmonic, the Carmel Symphony Orchestra, the Bloomington Chamber Singers Orchestra, and the Bloomington POPS Orchestra. In February of 2019 she was a guest soloist with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra in Columbus, Indiana.  

Additionally, Kylie is a member of The Novacane Quartet, an award-winning clarinet quartet founded in 2014. The Novacane Quartet's accolades include the grand prize at the Chicago Clarinet Ensemble's International Clarinet Ensemble Competition in 2014, second place at the Macauley Chamber Music Competition in 2015, and semi-finalists in the 2016 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. In the fall of 2018, Novacane was a featured ensemble at the Staples-Motley Woodwind Summit in Staples, Minnesota. In July of 2019, Novacane performed at Clarinet Fest in Knoxville, Tennessee. 

Kylie has attended and performed at several international music festivals and has taken part in lessons and masterclasses with esteemed clarinet pedagogues such as James Campbell, Jonathan Gunn, Alfred Prinz, Howard Klug, Eli Eban, and Andrew Marriner.

In addition to performing, Kylie is highly sought-after private clarinet instructor. Her students consistently place in the Indiana All-State ensembles, receive top ratings at solo festivals and competitions, and have gone to study at prestigious music schools. In 2014, Kylie co-founded the Indiana Clarinet Experience (ICE), a week-long clarinet institute in Brown County, Indiana that focuses on clarinet instruction, chamber music, music appreciation, and musicality. She directs this camp annually each June.

Kylie received her Master's degree in 2014 from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory under the tutelage of Jonathan Gunn, and graduated with high honors from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music with an undergraduate degree in clarinet performance in 2012, studying with James Campbell. She is currently in the final stages of her doctoral degree at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music.