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(b. 1996)

Kevin Day (b. 1996) is a composer, conductor, multi-instrumentalist, and native of Arlington, Texas. Day is currently attending the University of Georgia working on his Master of Music in Music Composition Degree. He currently studies with composer Peter Van Zandt Lane and conductor Cynthia Johnston Turner. Day received his Bachelor of Music Performance Degree from Texas Christian University (TCU), where he studied composition with Neil Anderson-Himmelspach and Euphonium/Tuba with Richard Murrow. He has also worked with and has been mentored by distinguished composers Gabriela Lena Frank, Frank Ticheli, John Mackey, William Owens, Julie Giroux, Marcos Balter, Anthony Cheung, Matthew Evan Taylor, and Valerie Coleman. A winner of the BMI Student Composer Award, Day has composed over 150 compositions and has received numerous performances across the U.S., Austria, Austraila, Taiwan, and South Africa, as well as commissions for a wide variety of new works. In 2020, his works were debuted at Carnegie Hall, as apart of the New York Wind Band Festival. He has also been a finalist for the William Revelli Composition Contest, the ASCAP Morton Gould Contest, a semi-finalist for the Alexander Zemlinsky International Composition Contest, and the Detroit Symphony ACO Earshot Residency. Kevin Day currently serves as the Composer-In-Residence of the Mesquite Symphony Orchestra for their 2019-2021 seasons. His works are published through Murphy Music Press, Cimmaron Music, and Kevin Day Music.-- By Emily Singleton


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