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Kevin Day

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Kevin Day

Biography

Kevin Day (b.1996, Charleston, W. Va.) is a composer and multi-instrumentalist from Arlington, Texas.

Mr. Day plays euphonium and tuba, and is a self taught pianist and composer. He is a junior at Texas Christian University currently [2017] working on his Bachelor of Music degree in euphonium/tuba performance, while also studying composition. He currently studies under Richard Murrow for tuba and euphonium and Dr. Neil Anderson-Himmelspach for composition. His mentors include Richard Murrow, Dr. Neil Anderson-Himmelspach, Dr. Ron McCurdy, John Mackey, and Dr. Frank Ticheli.

While at TCU, Mr. Day plays in the marching band, the tuba/euphonium ensemble, and is the principal player on euphonium & jazz piano. Kevin was the first composer at TCU to receive a band composition premiered in concert his freshman year by the TCU Symphonic Band and the Wind Symphony his sophomore year. Mr. Day has also received accolades such as his Fireworks Fanfare being selected as a winner of the Dallas Winds Fanfare Contest for 2015-2016. He is a finalist for the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award for his work String Quartet No. 1, and the Novus New Music Call for Scores Contest for his concert band piece, Dancing Fire, for 2016. Mr. Day had his ever conference premiere of Dancing Fire by the West Salem High School Wind Ensemble under the direction of Todd Zimbelman at the 2016 Western International Band Clinic in Seattle, Washington.

Recently, Kevin was selected as one of two Tuba in the United States to play in the 2016 Disneyland All-American College Band for the summer.

Kevin is a member of Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity, Vice President of the TCU Chapter of Society of Composers Inc., and serves as TCU Band Vice President for 2016-2017.


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