My creative endeavors of collaboration center around my work as a composer, conductor, producer, and pianist specializing in jazz, minimalism, Latin, Blues, Hip-Hop, R&B, fusion, and contemporary classical idioms. The music I write is often scored for wind bands, orchestras, and a variety of chamber groups, both large and small. My music has been performed throughout the United States, Russia, Austria, Australia, Taiwan, South Africa, Japan, and more. As an artist, I’m interested in exploring various ways of expression through means of introspection; how we connect deeply to the music already in us and bring it out to the forefront.
I am currently completing my Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Composition at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. I received a Master of Music degree in Composition from the University of Georgia and a Bachelor of Music degree in Performance from Texas Christian University (TCU).
My composition mentors include Gabriela Lena Frank, Neil Anderson-Himmelspach, Peter Van Zandt Lane, Emily Koh, Charles Norman Mason, Dorothy Hindman, Lansing McCloskey, Valerie Coleman, Matthew Evan Taylor, Marcos Balter, and Anthony Cheung. I also serve as the vice president of the Millennium Composers Initiative, a collective of about 120 composers from several different countries and backgrounds. You can find out more by visiting kevindaymusic.com.
What stood out to me when I first visited Laurier was the sense of community that I saw amongst the faculty and students, in the various ways they made music together. I’m honored to now be part of this community and look forward to engaging with my colleagues. My goal for the students is for them to not only have a deeper musical knowledge, but also to discover a deeper understanding about themselves and the world around them.
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