Kyle Schmolze

Music, software, cooperatives.

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Hi 👋 I'm Kyle.

I'm a software engineer and music-organizer living in the Bay Area. Most of my time is spent working on Groupmuse, a cooperatively-run social network for live music in living rooms, backyards, and other intimate spaces. I built the Rails app that powers the community starting all the way back in 2013, kickstarted the Bay Area community, and now serve on the Steering Committee helping coordinate our efforts across over a dozen US cities.

I'm also founder and owner at JumpOffCampus, a housing service for college students which started as a class project in my junior year at Tufts University and is now partnered with dozens of colleges and universities around the country.

More recently, I've become quite involved in the wonderful community around Circle Singing, a style of vocal improvisation pioneered by Bobby McFerrin. My teachers there have included Dave Worm, Rhiannon, Pedro Consorte, and a wonderful community of singers in the Bay Area we call The Downbeat.

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