THE CREATION OF compelling and meaningful experiences—in images, in writing, in sound—has been a hallmark of Kyle Hoepner’s career.
He has worked in publishing for more than thirty years, first as a typesetter for high-end magazines such as The Atlantic Monthly and later as a graphic designer and art director for numerous business, financial, and computing titles including Fidelity Focus, Inc. Technology, MIT Sloan Management Review, and Better Software. An invitation to join the founding team of New England Home in 2005 provided a welcome opportunity to dive even more deeply into content and strategy, as he helped build the start-up brand into the regional powerhouse it eventually became. As editor-in-chief from 2008 to 2019, his goal was to find the most impactful, attractive means of conveying solid, useful information, and to foster mutually beneficial relationships among core constituencies.
Similar concerns underlie his work in the world of music as a composer, performer, teacher, and concert presenter. In addition to singing with some of Boston’s most accomplished ensembles, such as the Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Baroque, and Emmanuel Music, he also served as director of the New Music from Brandeis concert series and as chairman of the League–ISCM, Boston, a nonprofit organization that produced concerts, publications, and awards programs to promote the cause of contemporary classical music in New England. He has served as an affiliated artist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for many years, where he teaches applied music theory in the piano lab.
Kyle has also been very active as a public speaker and panel moderator, appearing across the U.S. in association with High Point Market Authority, the Design Influencers Conference (formerly the Design Bloggers Conference), the ArchitectureBoston Expo, the B/A/D Talks, and other organizations.