Kevin Kay

Kevin K.

Brooklyn, NY

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Ages 5+ and special needs

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Hello! My name's Kevin, and I'm a composer/musician based in Brooklyn. I went to the College of William and Mary where I studied both music and physics. Following that, I received a master's degree focusing in music composition from the University of Chicago.

I would love to help you have a stronger understanding of your instrument and music in general! I started playing clarinet in the 8th grade, and continued playing all through high school, undergrad, and grad school. Clarinet is my primary instrument, but before clarinet I began saxophone, and before saxophone, I began piano. Music has been a central part of my life for such a long time, and I can't imagine life without it!

My primary career pursuit is music composition, so I would love to dive into some music theory with each piece that you learn. I feel that understanding the music itself builds a stronger appreciation for the act of playing music. I have written a lot of pieces for myself on clarinet, and would be thrilled to help you on your own compositions if that is something your interested in. Contemporary classical music is my passion, but I want to help you explore the repertoire that fascinates you.

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M.A. music composition
Sep 2017 - Jun 2018
University of Chicago
B.S. music and physics double major
Aug 2013 - May 2017
College of William and Mary


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Humanities Fellowship
Sep 2017
Univeresity of Chicago
Honors Fellow
May 2017
College of William and Mary
William G. DeFotis Scholarship
May 2016
College of William and Mary
Aurelia Behm Walford Scholarship in Classical Music
May 2015
College of William and Mary


American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
May 2015

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

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Performance at National Sawdust in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Performance in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Photo by Kevin K.
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