Bio

Kevin is an active composer, performer and music teacher based in Camden, South Carolina.  His latest project, Carolina Maze, is DIY tour de force--a 14-song album tracked entirely at home.  It's available on all digital platforms for purchase or streaming.  Find out more here.

He teaches brass instrumental technique and music theory at the Kershaw County Fine Arts Center and is frequently heard performing on trumpet, guitar, or as a vocalist in the Carolina Midlands and beyond.  Previous to his move to Camden, he had been choir director at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Gwinnett in metro Atlanta, serving from 2007-2016.

He is equally at home in Classical and popular contexts, with performance experience in symphonic and chamber music, jazz, rock, Latin and show music, and a catalog of compositions spanning the gamut from avant garde to folk.

Kevin holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Georgia (1994), and has performed or recorded with Atlanta bands Mandorico, The Likes of Witch, Jazz-O-Rama, the Bill Paige Quintet, the Jeff Long Ensemble, and King Lear Jet, as well with the ‘pit band’ at Lawrenceville’s Aurora Theatre and now for the Kershaw Fine Arts Center.

As a teacher, Kevin has over 30 years experience as studio instructor, teaching trumpet and other brass instruments, music theory and composition, and beginning to intermediate piano, guitar and bass.  He has been a classroom instructor at the Georgia State University, Clayton State University, Kennesaw State University, LaGrange College, Spellman College, The University of Georgia, and the University of Western Ontario.

Writing about music is another area, with two dozen articles currently online.  The pivotal skill of ‘part-writing’ is a major focus, with 14 articles covering most of a typical first-year harmony curriculum.  But “Doc Snow,” Kevin’s online alter ego, has also written on topics as diverse as optimizing practice technique, understanding chords, and the Doors’ Strange Days album.

More about Kevin’s writing can be found at:

http://doc-snow.hubpages.com

http://ispeakmusic.com

You can also view a downloadable PDF copy of Kevin's CV here.