Kevin McKee (b. 1980, Yreka, Calif.) is an American composer and trumpeter.
McKee began playing the trumpet in grade school at the urging of his father, who was a high school music teacher in town. He went on to earn two degrees in trumpet performance, a BM from Sacramento State, where he studied with Gary Dilworth, and an MM from the University of Maryland, with Chris Gekker.
Mr. McKee's music draws inspiration from movie scoring, the sweeping views in the state of Colorado, and serves as an homage to his grandmother. He was inspired to try his hand at composition after spending a month working with the incredible composer/trumpeter Anthony DiLorenzo at the 2006 MMCK summer music festival in Japan. Since this time McKee's catalog has grown to about 15 pieces. His music has been performed on every continent and can be heard on over 20 recordings. He has contributed to the International Trumpet Guild journal and is a member of ASCAP.
In addition to composing, McKee is an active trumpet performer and teacher in the Washington, D.C., area.
Works for Winds
- Centennial Horizon (2017)
- Dürrenhorn Passage (2009)
- Iron Horse (2019)
- Under Western Skies (2016)
- Vuelta del Fuego
- Kevin McKee Music Accessed 5 April 2017