Biography

Born in Silver Springs, Maryland, Gavin holds a B.S. and M.M. degree from Northwest Missouri State University where he studied conducting with Alfred E. Sergel III. He also attended graduate school at the University of Kansas where he studied composition with professor James Barnes and horn with professor Dr. Paul Stevens. From 2004 – 2006 he served as a graduate assistant for the University of Kansas bands with Dr. John Lynch, Director of Bands.

His music is known for incorporating rich harmonies and dramatic counter lines. Both students and teachers find his music to be accessible and enjoyable to play. He has received several commissions throughout the United States including a grant from the Iowa Arts Council. An avid horn player, Gavin has performed with the University of Kansas Wind Ensemble, the KU Orchestra, the Lawrence Chamber Orchestra and served as principal horn for the Lawrence City Band under the direction of Robert Foster. He is currently principal horn of the NorthWinds Symphonic Band.

Gavin currently resides in Olathe, KS with Stacy and his stepson Alex.

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Title Genre Released Plays
Chugiak Nocturne Classical Oct 23, 2017 187
Mind-Wandering Classical Sep 29, 2017 199
A Soldier's Requiem Other Aug 21, 2017 241
Edeir the Magician Classical Mar 19, 2017 248
Iris, The Black Queen Classical Feb 5, 2017 385
Sasara the Galactic Cat Girl Jazz Sep 23, 2016 178
Call of the Clanfears Classical Jul 19, 2016 273
Tango 3Velyn Dance Jun 19, 2016 191
Sings in Shade Classical Apr 23, 2016 354
Korvos Sarethi Classical Mar 22, 2016 228
The People of Vulkwasten Classical Jan 25, 2016 232
Quest of Legends Classical Oct 22, 2015 483
Waltzing With Dragons - Concert Band Classical Jul 8, 2014 299
Ancient Skies - for Concert Band Classical Jul 8, 2014 395
Debbie's Dance - Concert Band Classical May 19, 2014 309
Altitude Adjustment - Live recording Classical Apr 28, 2014 469
Of Surf and Shore Classical Apr 21, 2014 297
Ancient Skies Classical Nov 22, 2013 354
Altitude Adjustment Classical Nov 14, 2013 359
O Vos Omnes for SATB and Handbell Choir Classical Jul 3, 2013 410
March of the River Folk Classical May 14, 2013 307
Debbie's Dance for Horn Solo Classical May 6, 2013 390
Trumpet Concertino Mvt III Classical Apr 25, 2013 979
Trumpet Concertino Mvt II Classical Apr 25, 2013 344
Trumpet Concertino Mvt I Classical Apr 25, 2013 374
Song for Debbie - Working Title Inspirational Jan 11, 2013 315
"Espere" for concert band - Update Classical Jan 10, 2013 314
Fountain of Time Classical Jan 7, 2013 291
In Shepherd's Sight...a silent night Holiday Dec 19, 2012 285
Zombie Raiders for Middle School Band Other Dec 17, 2012 563
Cleaning out the Gutter II Jazz Dec 12, 2012 270
A Prelude to Kris and Rix - String Quartet Version Classical Oct 15, 2012 334
The Autumn Moon Folk Oct 12, 2012 332
Concerto for Euphonium Mvt. 1 Classical Oct 2, 2012 300
"Memento" for Concert Band Classical May 7, 2012 392
Bicycle for the Mind-Concert Band Version(new recording) Classical Mar 12, 2012 494
Rhapsody in Horn Classical Feb 20, 2012 645
Bicycle for the Mind-Brass Band Version Classical Feb 10, 2012 699
In Shepherds' Sight...a Silent Night - NEW LIVE Classical Dec 5, 2011 1072
Celebration for Peace Classical Nov 7, 2011 375
Eight Horner Recorder Quartets Classical Nov 4, 2011 423
Archaeopteryx for Brass Band Classical Oct 13, 2011 484
Sonata for Euphonium, Movement 1 Classical Oct 13, 2011 433
Sonata for Euphonium, Movement 2 Classical Oct 12, 2011 427
There is a Place Classical Jul 8, 2011 353
Nostalgia Lost New Age Jun 24, 2011 363
Ceramic Dances Rock Jun 2, 2011 396
Moving for Saxophone Quartet Classical May 7, 2011 453
Meddling for Saxophone Quartet Jazz May 7, 2011 410
Mingling for Saxophone Quartet Classical May 7, 2011 368
Spring Resonance - Live Classical May 2, 2011 431
Cascarda Alta Regina Classical Apr 9, 2011 498
Petit Vriens Classical Apr 8, 2011 610
Piano Prelude 1 Classical Mar 23, 2011 430
Spring Resonance! Classical Mar 7, 2011 553
Hero Triumphant Classical Feb 26, 2011 649
Voluntary Madnesses Classical Jan 26, 2011 400
In Shepherd's Sight...a Silent Night Holiday Oct 26, 2010 1549
A Winter's Song Classical Sep 29, 2010 541
A Truth Told Too Soon... Classical Sep 22, 2010 855
Schisms for Piano Trio Classical Sep 7, 2010 535
Intrada for BBQ Classical Sep 7, 2010 490
Phaėton for Concert Band Classical Aug 30, 2010 467
In Search of Souls Classical Aug 10, 2010 560
Pessimistic Pastime Classical Aug 6, 2010 653
When Dreaming Ends Classical Jul 21, 2010 1097
Lanyard Anthem Classical Jun 9, 2010 531
Excursions for Band/Orchestra Classical May 28, 2010 665
Off the Shores of Xanadu Classical Apr 6, 2010 647
Golden Means Classical Mar 26, 2010 521
In Retrospect Classical Jan 23, 2010 490
Turning Heads Classical Jan 17, 2010 562
Nobel Crossings Classical Jan 17, 2010 483
Prelude to a Window Childrens Jan 15, 2010 682
Sonata for Euphonium and Piano Classical Jan 13, 2010 574
Andante for Orchestra Classical Jan 13, 2010 533
An American Dreamer Classical Jan 8, 2010 575
Espere Classical Feb 11, 2009 732
Infrastructure Other Sep 28, 2006 743
Harvest Overture (With Real Instruments) Other May 3, 2006 899
AMERICAN DREAMER Other Jan 7, 2006 895
Last Chance New Age Jan 6, 2006 810
L. A. Horn Classical Nov 10, 2005 861
Harvest Overture Classical Nov 8, 2005 847
Monotone Classical Sep 16, 2005 966
Stonecrest Memoirs Classical Sep 9, 2005 941
The Road Less Taken Classical Sep 5, 2005 1151
Epiphany Classical Jul 29, 2005 1170
Intangibles Classical Jul 28, 2005 999
Ce qu'a vu le vent d'ouest Jazz May 6, 2005 931
Quartet for C Instruments Movement III Classical May 5, 2005 1125
Introduction from Horn Quartet No. 1 Classical May 5, 2005 1147
Old Hundredth-Chorale Prelude Classical Mar 31, 2005 2723
Flatline Jazz Mar 14, 2005 990
Primeval Atom Mvt II Classical Mar 10, 2005 1047
Qtet for C instruments (river dance) Classical Mar 9, 2005 1134
Quartet for C Instruments Classical Mar 8, 2005 1414
Renn Fest Classical Mar 1, 2005 1098
Funky Bacon Funk Mar 1, 2005 1611
Stacy Rock Mar 1, 2005 964
Brian's Chords Rock Mar 1, 2005 1013
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