Faculty Profile for Austin Porterfield Kimble

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Austin Porterfield Kimble
Program Faculty — Department of Theatre & Dance
Lecturer — Department of Theatre & Dance
THEA 213
phone: (512) 245-2147

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Austin Kimble is an award-winning music director, pianist, actor, and educator and has worked in regional theaters and with international and national tours in multiple disciplines. He accepted a full-time position as Lecturer and Associate Music Director with the BFA in Musical Theatre program at Texas State University in 2022, currently ranked in the top 10 programs in the nation.

Teaching Interests

Musical Theatre Performance, Audition Technique, Music Theory, Jazz Improvisation, College Audition Preparation, Voice, Piano, Trumpet, Music Pedagogy

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Pianist, Pippin. March 2022.
    Performances:
    • Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, Los Angeles, California.
  • Music Director / Conductor / Multi-instrumentalist, Ghost Quartet. October 2019.
    Performances:
    • Blue Genie Art Bazaar, Austin, Texas.
    • Driskill Hotel, Austin, Texas.
    • Reviewed by: Amanda England.
  • Performer (Jerry Lee Lewis), Million Dollar Quartet. August 2018 - September 2018.
    Performances:
    • Georgetown Palace Theatre, Georgetown, Texas.
    • Reviewed by: Frank Benge.
  • Music Director / Pianist, Souls of Our Feet - A Celebration of American Tap Dance: China Tour. October 2012.
    Performances:
    • Shanghai Grand Theater 上海, 人民大劇院, Shanghai, China.
    • 苏州, Suzhou, China.
    • 徐州, Xuzhou, China.
    • Hangzhou Theater 杭州剧院, Hangzhou, China.
    • Shanghai City Theatre 上海城市剧院, Shanghai, China.
  • Performer (Ensemble), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat: National Tour. 1997.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Nominee: Outstanding Music Direction, B. Iden Payne Awards Committee. 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Best Musical Direction, BroadwayWorld Austin. 2017
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Best Musical Direction, Central Texas Excellence in Theatre Awards. 2016
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Best Musical Direction, BroadwayWorld Austin. 2015
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Best Jazz Band, Austin Music Awards. 2011

Selected Service Activities

Member
Symphony of Soul
February 2010-March 2019