As a young musician, he began his musical studies on piano at age 7, started learning saxophone when he was 9, began vocal and organ instruction at 13, and accepted his first professional organist position the same year.
As a student he earned degrees in Music Education (BA) and Conducting (MM), performing recitals as a saxophonist, organist, and conductor. He also earned a certificate in Leadership, and is currently working toward a DMA in Choral Conducting and Literature at the University of Colorado-Boulder.
As a conductor he works with the Colorado Children’s Chorale and the Artistic Director of The Colorado Chorale. He studies/has studied as a student of Catherine Sailer, Lawrence Golan, Joseph Martin, Gregory Gentry, Andrea Ramsey, Brian O’Connell, Rollo Dilworth, Duain Wolfe, and Simon Carrington.
As a composer he actively writes for both instrumental and choral ensembles and is published with MusicSpoke, Santa Barbara Music Publishing, Hal Leonard, and Pavane. He loves great literary and poetic texts and uses them as inspiration for his compositions, both choral and instrumental. His studies in theory and composition have given him an appreciation of historic repertoire and a passion for new music.
As a performer he has performed on various instruments, sung, and conducted across the United States and in Europe. He has appeared with the Jubilate Deo Chorale and Orchestra, Dallas Symphony, Cincinnati Youth Choir, Colorado Repertory Singers, Choral Arts Society, Colorado Symphony, Colorado Children’s Chorale, Lamont Symphony Orchestra, Opera Colorado, Evans Choir, Lamont Chorale, DCINY, MidAmerica, and numerous solo and collaborative performances.
As an accompanist he has enjoyed maintaining professional roles with various instrumental and choral organizations, including the Missoula Children’s Theatre, Colorado Children’s Chorale, University of Denver, Evans Choir, Colorado Symphony, Colorado Symphony Chorus, and Opera Colorado.
As a career musician he serves as the Associate Conductor and Technical Coordinator of the Colorado Children’s Chorale and the Artistic Director of The Colorado Chorale.
As a colleague he is a member of ASCAP, Pi Kappa Lambda, the Fellowship of American Baptist Musicians, American Choral Directors Association, American Guild of Organists, and the National Association for Music Education.
As an individual Kevin loves what art and music do for the soul. He is married to Rachel, also a musician, and they have a rambunctious toddler named Nolan and a new baby, Lily. Also, they have a tuxedo cat that is too smart for his own good a kind of a jerk. Although originally from the east coast, he has fallen in love with Colorado. He is left-handed, allergic to peanuts, and a skier. He believes firmly in the Oxford comma. He hopes that you find something meaningful in the music that he composes.
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