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KEVIN FENSKE is a music educator and performer based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He will be joining the University of Houston music faculty in Fall 2023 as the Affiliate Artist in Euphonium to teach applied graduate and undergraduate applied lessons, as well as additional courses in brass methods and chamber music at the Moores School of Music. His past students have been accepted into major universities, festivals, and camps around the United States, and named to Region, Area, and All-State bands in the state of Texas and Michigan. Kevin founded and serves as Director of the Texas Low Brass Academy (Houston, TX), 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 world-class musical instruction.


As a performer, Kevin has won prizes and been named a finalist at various regional, national, and international 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, and the International Women’s Brass Conference, among others. Notable orchestral and solo performances include collaborations with the Houston Symphony, Austin Symphony Orchestra, Brno Philharmonic, Akron Symphony Orchestra, Blue Lake Fine Arts Festival Band, University of Michigan Concert Band, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Wind Ensemble, and the University of Texas Symphony Band. 


An advocate for new music, he has both commissioned and premiered works by Kevin Day, Drew Bonner, Fernando Deddos, Benjamin Horne, Jose Flores, Ian Lester, and Aaron Perrine.  Kevin 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. In the genre of marching and pageantry arts, Kevin joined the brass educational team for the Bluecoats as a low brass technician in 2020 and previously served in a similar role with the Santa Clara Vanguard. 


Kevin received 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. 

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