Bio

Photo credited to Debbie Alenius

Photo credited to Debbie Alenius

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Kevin Alexander Day (b. 1996 in Charleston, WV) is an American composer, conductor, and multi-instrumentalist from Arlington, Texas. He is a senior in the TCU School of Music currently working on finishing his Bachelor of Music Performance Degree in Euphonium, while also studying composition. Kevin has composed over 120 works for solos, concert band, orchestra, chamber, and choral groups. His works have been premiered across the United States and in South Africa. He has studied under Dr. Neil Anderson-Himmelspach, Dr. Till Meyn, and Dr. Blaise Ferrandino for composition, Dr. Germán Guitiérrez and Eddie Airheart for conducting, and Richard Murrow for Tuba & Euphonium. 

Kevin Day has received premieres and performances from the TCU Wind Symphony (under the direction of Bobby Francis), Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Trombone Choir, and Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble. Kevin has also had works performed by the Dallas Winds, the Alabama All-State Band, The West Salem HS Wind Ensemble, The University of Portland Wind Symphony, The UGA Hodgson Wind Ensemble, the Puerto Rican Trombone Ensemble, The Zenith Saxophone Quartet, and The University of Cape Town Wind Ensemble (South Africa) to name a few. As a musician, Kevin is actively involved as a low brass player, jazz pianist, and also receives work in music production.  Kevin is an alumnus of the 2016 Disneyland All-American College Band on Tuba under the direction of Dr. Ron McCurdy and played with artists such as John Clayton, Wayne Bergeron, Ronald Carter (saxophone), Jiggs Whigham, and Gordon Goodwin. 

Day’s music has been featured at conferences across the U.S. such as the Western International Band Clinic, the National Association for Music Educators All-Northwest Conference, the Midwest Clinic, and the American Bandmasters Association Conference. Mr. Day has won national composition contests such as the 2nd Annual Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Young Composers Competition, the Tribeca New Music Young Composers Competition, and the Dallas Winds Fanfare Contest, as well as being a finalist twice for the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award and once for the Novus New Music Call for Scores Contest. Kevin Day was selected as a Composer Fellow for Cycle 8 of the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music for 2019 and will be collaborating with violinist Sarah Callahan and percussionist Chris Froh on a new work. Day is also the recipient of the W. Francis McBeth Student Musicianship Award from Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity. In addition to classical music, Mr. Day has composed music for three short films, A Partial Heart (2015), The Broken Man (2017), and Hello Henry (2018) that have gone on to film contests and festivals. Recently, The Broken Man was broadcasted on live television on KERA's Frame of Mind Program. Mr. Day has also held a composer-in-residence position with the Next Gen Chamber Players in Mansfield, TX. 

Mr. Day has guest conducted the Arlington High School Symphony Orchestra, the Greater Fort Worth Community Band, the Next Gen Chamber Players, the Fort Worth Civic Orchestra, the TCU Symphonic Band, the TCU Symphony Orchestra, the TCU Concert Band, and the TCU Wind Symphony. 

He has also worked with and has been mentored by renowned composers Julie Giroux, John Mackey, William Owens, and Dr. Frank Ticheli. Kevin is a member of BMI, TMEA, ITEA, the Gamma Sigma Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity. He is also a member of the Millennium Composers Initiative. Day's works have been recorded/distributed by Mark Records (Naxos) and are published by Murphy Music Press, LLC, Cimarron Music, and Kevin Day Music. 

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Kevin Alexander Day (b. 1996 in Charleston, WV) is an American composer, conductor, and multi-instrumentalist from Arlington, Texas. He is a senior in the TCU School of Music currently working on finishing his Bachelor of Music Performance Degree in Euphonium, while also studying composition. Day has written over 120 compositions for solos, concert band, orchestra, chamber, film, and choral groups. His works have been performed across the United States and in South Africa. Kevin Day is a winner of national composition contests such as the 2nd Annual Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Young Composers Competition, the Tribeca New Music Young Composer Competition, and the Dallas Winds Fanfare Contest. Day is a finalist twice for the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award, and a finalist of the Novus New Music Call for Scores Contest. He is also a Composer Fellow for Cycle 8 of the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music for 2019. His music has been premiered and showcased at W.I.B.C, the NAfME All-Northwest Conference, TMEA, The Midwest Clinic, the American Bandmasters Association Conference, and on KERA TV. He is the recipient of the 2016 W. Francis McBeth Student Musicianship Award from Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity.  Kevin has studied music composition with Dr. Neil Anderson-Himmelspach, Dr. Till Meyn, and Dr. Blaise Ferrandino. He has also worked with and has been mentored by renowned composers Julie Giroux, John Mackey, William Owens, and Dr. Frank Ticheli. Kevin is a member of BMI, TMEA, ITEA, the Gamma Sigma Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity. He is also a member of the Millennium Composers Initiative. Day's works have been recorded/distributed by Mark Records (Naxos) and are published by Murphy Music Press, LLC, Cimarron Music, and Kevin Day Music.