Senior Airman Kayla Highsmith is a vocalist with the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West, where she is assigned to the popular music group, Mobility. She received her bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies at the University of North Texas in 2016 and continued on with her 12 year career of performing and traveling with various bands.
SrA Highsmith has spent the majority of her career as a vocalist who specializes in popular music styles, to include jazz, pop, rock, and country. In addition, she has studied voice extensively, teaching vocal technique, jazz technique, and stage presence to a countless number of students. She has shared the stage with notable artists such as Kurt Elling, Jo Lowry, the New York Voices, and Bobby McFerrin. In addition, she has recorded multiple projects with her own personal band, and with the University of North Texas Jazz Singers.
2012 - 2016: Bachelor's degree in Jazz Studies and Vocal Jazz Performance
1. August-October 2017, Basic Military Training, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, TX
2. October 2017 - present, Band of the Golden West, Travis AFB, California
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
National Defense Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROMOTION
Airman First Class - 22 October 2017