Rylie (Toom) Klein is a composer and a flutist. She attended Kansas State University for Music Composition, and she graduated in May 2021. Rylie is a member of the music honor society Pi Kappa Lambda. Klein currently teaches flute, composition, and piano lessons; coaches color guard; directs 5th-8th grade band; and composes in Kansas. She enjoys writing chamber music, solo music, and large ensemble music. Many of her works are programmatic and are inspired by topics such as mental health, faith, friends, etc.
Rylie went to Andover Central High School and began her interest in music and composition there. In the Andover school district, she studied the flute as a primary instrument and the tenor saxophone as a secondary instrument. She originally studied Music Education at K-State, but she switched to Music Composition because she was very interested in the theory classes and projects. Rylie studied composition with Dr. Craig Weston and Dr. Alyssa Morris, and her flute professors include Dr. Karen Large, Dr. Kristyn Son, and Dr. Colleen White.
Rylie Klein's works have been performed at multiple K-State MTD recitals. Her work R.E.B.E.L. Rondo was also virtually performed at the Mid-Atlantic Flute Convention in February 2021. More recently, Klein's work Hymn to the Evening received an honorable mention and a world premiere at Scheherazade Music Festival in June 2023.