Kaylie Melville is a Melbourne-based percussionist whose practice focuses on ensemble performance and new music. In 2015 Kaylie holds the position of Young Artist in Residence with Speak Percussion as the recipient of a Professional Pathways Scholarship from the Victorian State Government and the University of Melbourne, and enters her third year of study at the Australian National Academy of Music.
Kaylie has worked with many of Australia’s leading ensembles and orchestras and performed at festivals such as the Metropolis New Music Festival, Melbourne Festival, Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music, the Salihara Festival (Indonesia) and the Percussive Arts Society’s International Conventional (US). In 2015 Kaylie was selected as a percussion fellow for the Bang on a Can Summer Institute in Massachusetts, and in 2013 Kaylie travelled to the So Percussion Summer Institute at Princeton University (US), where she performed for Steve Reich and premiered works by Princeton composers.
Kaylie is the Artistic Director of Bricolage, a percussion ensemble dedicated to championing new Australian works, and a founding member of the Melbourne-based contemporary ensemble Rubiks. Highlights for these ensembles include Bricolage’s 2014 debut concert, where the ensemble premiered five new works by emerging Australian composers, and Rubiks’s residency with the Forest Collective in 2015.