Mr. Kitchner is Director of Bands at Bedford Middle School, Westport, Connecticut. He teaches all wind and percussion lessons, multiple bands, All-City band, and their award-winning Wind Ensemble.
Prior to his position in Westport, he was an adjunct professor at Binghamton University where he directed the University Wind Ensemble and Pep Band. Throughout his career he has been a NYSSMA and CTMEA Adjudicator for Regional and All State festivals, guest conductor, and a clinician.
Mr. Kitchner is a member of ASBDA, an Honor Band Director Society. He has been recognized by Who's Who Among America's Teachers. He is a 2018 and 2019 quarterfinalist for the Grammy’s Music Educator of the year and listed as a legacy member of the Grammy’s Music Educator award.