About Kevin Swenson

I am a composer and performer of  a wide range of music currently residing in the Syracuse, New York. I aim to create music which is personal and sincere, maintaining a spirit of authenticity. My main musical interests include just-intonation, analog and computer music synthesis, drones and chromaticism.

I have composed a variety of acoustic and electronic pieces ranging from String Quartet and Chamber Orchestra to Buchla synthesizer and Max/MSP. In addition to my work as a composer I am  an experienced performer on the trumpet, taking up freelance gigs whenever they happen to come along. I have studied the trumpet with Michael Meeks and Leonard Ott. Aside from the trumpet, I am a competent performer on the piano and guitar, as well as a vocalist, regularly performing folk, hymns,  country and rock music from a list of over 100 songs.  I briefly studied piano with Professor Frank Wiens at University of the Pacific.

In May of 2019 I received my Bachelor of Music degree is Composition from University of the Pacific with the highest honors (Summa Cum Laude). At Pacific I studied composition with Dr. Robert Coburn, Dr. Francois Rose and Dr. Andrew Conklin. I am currently studying toward a Master of Music degree in Composition at Syracuse University. In addition to my studies I  work as a full time teaching assistant.

Alongside composition and performance I am an experienced recording engineer/producer and Pro-tools user. As a student at University of the Pacific I worked as an Owen Hall Recording Studio engineer under the instruction of Professor Jeff Crawford. I have recorded a wide range of ensembles and styles including classical chamber ensembles, singer-songwriters and rock-bands. I served as an engineer and arrangement consultant for the album Rose Gold, released in 2018 by Pacific’s student run record label Pac-Ave Records.

This website serves as a portal to my sonic explorations and professional developments. For a complete list of my compositions from 2015-Present see my “annotated list of works” below. For more information about my education and qualifications see my CV below.

Thanks for stopping by,

Kevin Swenson

Annotated List of Works

Curriculum Vitae

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