Elyse Kahler was born in Big Spring, Texas, in 1988. Elyse graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Composition and with All Level Certification from West Texas A&M University and a Master of Arts from the University of North Texas. Elyse writes for a variety of ensembles and levels, and has particular interests in fun and engaging music for middle school students and inspiring music for the modern church. During her time at UNT and WTAMU, she has studied with Alexis Bacon, BJ Brooks, Christopher Moore, Joelle Wallach, and William Coble. Currently, she is pursuing a doctorate in Music Composition with Peter Fischer and Mei-Fang Lin at Texas Tech University.