Gramophone hailed the “sparkling beauty” of Kile Smith’s music, calling Vespers “spectacular.” The Philadelphia Inquirer called it “ecstatically beautiful,” American Record Guide, “a major new work,” Audiophile Audition, “easily one of the best releases of the year of any type… a crime to pass up,” and Fanfare, “a magnificent achievement.” Other commissions include the concert-length Canticle for Craig Hella Johnson’s Vocal Arts Ensemble in Cincinnati, The Consolation of Apollo, The Waking Sun, Where Flames a Word, and others for The Crossing and Donald Nally, Agnus Dei for the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, song cycles for Lyric Fest and the Newburyport Chamber Music Festival, Red-tail and Hummingbird for Orchestra 2001 and Piffaro, the cello concerto And Seeing the Multitudes for Ovidiu Marinescu and the Helena Symphony, The Red Book of Montserrat for the Philadelphia Sinfonia, and The Nobility of Women for Mélomanie. He’s also completed commissions for organist Alan Morrison, the Pennsylvania Girlchoir, the Gaudete Brass, the Association of Anglican Musicians, the Episcopal Cathedral of Boston, Choral Arts Philadelphia, and many others. He’s composed for Concertmaster David Kim and Principal Horn Jennifer Montone of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Kile co-hosts Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection at WRTI-FM in Philadelphia. He is a regular contributor to Philadelphia's arts and culture magazine Broad Street Review.