Bio

Kevin Alexander Day (b. 1996 in Charleston, WV) is an American composer, conductor, multi-instrumentalist, and native of Arlington, Texas. Day is currently pursuing a Master of Music in Music Composition degree at the University of Georgia, where he is studying with Peter Van Zandt Lane for composition and Cynthia Johnston Turner for conducting.  Day earned his Bachelor of Music Degree in Instrumental Performance from TCU (Texas Christian University), where he studied euphonium and tuba with Richard Murrow, composition with Neil Anderson-Himmelspach, Blaise Ferrandino, and Till Meyn, and conducting with Germán Guitiérrez and Eddie Airheart. He currently is the Composer-In-Residence for the Mesquite Symphony Orchestra in Mesquite, TX for their 2019-2021 seasons and is an alumnus of the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music. 

A winner of the BMI Student Composer Award, Day has composed 150+ compositions to date and has had numerous premieres and performances by bands and orchestras across the United States, Austria, and South Africa. He has collaborated with chamber groups such as Tribeca New Music, the TCU Trombone Ensemble, the Puerto Rican Trombone Ensemble, The Hartt School Tuba-Euphonium Consortium, The Zenith Saxophone Quartet, and others. He has also collaborated with brass virtuosi Dermondrae Thurman and Jens Lindemann on new concertos for their respective instruments. Kevin is also 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 International Tuba-Euphonium Association Conference, the International Trombone Association Conference, the SCI Region VI Conference, Western International Band Clinic (W.I.B.C.), the National Association for Music Educators All-Northwest Conference, the Texas Music Educators Association Convention (TMEA), the Midwest Clinic, the American Bandmasters Association (ABA) Conference, and the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) National Conference. Mr. Day is a winner of a BMI Student Composer Award, 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. He has also been a finalist for the Columbia Summer Winds Outdoor Composition Contest, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Earshot Contest, the MetWinds North American Student Composer Competition, and the R. Winston Morris Award for Excellence in Composition. 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 (Now Mansfield Philharmonic) in Mansfield, TX.   

As a conductor, 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 Gabriela Lena Frank, Julie Giroux, John Mackey, William Owens, and Frank Ticheli. Kevin is a member of BMI, TMEA, ITEA, Kappa Kappa Psi, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. 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. 

SHORT BIO

Kevin Alexander Day (b. 1996 in Charleston, WV) is an American composer, conductor, multi-instrumentalist, and native of Arlington, Texas. Day is currently pursuing a Master of Music in Music Composition degree at the University of Georgia. Day earned his Bachelor of Music Degree in Instrumental Performance from TCU (Texas Christian University), where he studied euphonium and tuba, composition, and conducting. He currently is the Composer-In-Residence for the Mesquite Symphony Orchestra in Mesquite, TX for their 2019-2021 seasons and is an alumnus of the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music.  

A winner of the BMI Student Composer Award, Day has composed 150+ compositions to date and has had numerous premieres and performances by bands and orchestras across the United States, Austria, and South Africa. Day’s music has been featured at conferences across the U.S. such as ITEA, ITA, SCI Region VI Conference, WIBC, NafME All-Northwest Conference, TMEA, ABA, The Midwest Clinic, and CBDNA. Mr. Day is also the winner of 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. Day is also the recipient of the W. Francis McBeth Student Musicianship Award from Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity.

He has also worked with and has been mentored by renowned composers Gabriela Lena Frank, Julie Giroux, John Mackey, William Owens, and Frank Ticheli. Kevin is a member of BMI, TMEA, ITEA, Kappa Kappa Psi, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. 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.