KEVIN FENSKE is a music educator and performer based in Houston, TX. He is the Affiliate Professor of Euphonium at the University of Houston where he teaches undergraduate and graduate applied lessons, as well as brass chamber music at the Moores School of Music. He is an active low brass clinician and maintains a private teaching studio in the Greater Houston area. Students of his have been awarded All-State honors and accepted into major universities and festivals around the United States. Mr. Fenske serves as the Director and Founder of the Texas Low Brass Academy, a summer music camp and educational series for young low brass musicians centered around the exposure to low brass chamber music, artistic and personal development, and accessible world-class musical instruction.
As a performer, he has won prizes at various solo and chamber competitions, including the Leonard Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Festival, International Tuba-Euphonium Conference, The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” Tuba-Euphonium Workshop, International Women’s Brass Conference, and the Briggs Chamber Music Competition, among others. He has performed as a guest with groups such as the Houston Symphony, Austin Symphony Orchestra, Brno Philharmonic, and the Akron Symphony Orchestra. An advocate for new music, he has both commissioned and premiered works by Kevin Day, Alex Shapiro, Drew Bonner, Fernando Deddos, Benjamin Horne, Jose Flores, Ian Lester, and Aaron Perrine. Mr. Fenske served on the 2020-2021 UIL Prescribed Music List solo committee for the state of Texas adding over 100 new solos to the state music list, including the addition of works for solo euphonium & electronics.
He earned a Bachelor of Music degree in music education from the University of Houston, a Master of Music degree in euphonium performance from the University of Texas at Austin, and is currently in the process of completing dissertation requirements of the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Michigan (2024). His primary teachers include Danny Vinson, Charles Villarrubia, and David Zerkel.