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
Edeir the Magician Classical Mar 19, 2017 118
Iris, The Black Queen Classical Feb 5, 2017 260
Sasara the Galactic Cat Girl Jazz Sep 23, 2016 136
Call of the Clanfears Classical Jul 19, 2016 208
Tango 3Velyn Dance Jun 19, 2016 151
Sings in Shade Classical Apr 23, 2016 278
Korvos Sarethi Classical Mar 22, 2016 190
The People of Vulkwasten Classical Jan 25, 2016 156
Quest of Legends Classical Oct 22, 2015 410
Waltzing With Dragons - Concert Band Classical Jul 8, 2014 263
Ancient Skies - for Concert Band Classical Jul 8, 2014 358
Debbie's Dance - Concert Band Classical May 19, 2014 271
Altitude Adjustment - Live recording Classical Apr 28, 2014 424
Of Surf and Shore Classical Apr 21, 2014 252
Ancient Skies Classical Nov 22, 2013 305
Altitude Adjustment Classical Nov 14, 2013 304
O Vos Omnes for SATB and Handbell Choir Classical Jul 3, 2013 354
March of the River Folk Classical May 14, 2013 258
Debbie's Dance for Horn Solo Classical May 6, 2013 342
Trumpet Concertino Mvt III Classical Apr 25, 2013 941
Trumpet Concertino Mvt II Classical Apr 25, 2013 310
Trumpet Concertino Mvt I Classical Apr 25, 2013 333
Song for Debbie - Working Title Inspirational Jan 11, 2013 262
"Espere" for concert band - Update Classical Jan 10, 2013 278
Fountain of Time Classical Jan 7, 2013 244
In Shepherd's Sight...a silent night Holiday Dec 19, 2012 242
Zombie Raiders for Middle School Band Other Dec 17, 2012 510
Cleaning out the Gutter II Jazz Dec 12, 2012 227
A Prelude to Kris and Rix - String Quartet Version Classical Oct 15, 2012 286
The Autumn Moon Folk Oct 12, 2012 273
Concerto for Euphonium Mvt. 1 Classical Oct 2, 2012 247
"Memento" for Concert Band Classical May 7, 2012 354
Bicycle for the Mind-Concert Band Version(new recording) Classical Mar 12, 2012 456
Rhapsody in Horn Classical Feb 20, 2012 580
Bicycle for the Mind-Brass Band Version Classical Feb 10, 2012 658
In Shepherds' Sight...a Silent Night - NEW LIVE Classical Dec 5, 2011 988
Celebration for Peace Classical Nov 7, 2011 321
Eight Horner Recorder Quartets Classical Nov 4, 2011 379
Archaeopteryx for Brass Band Classical Oct 13, 2011 443
Sonata for Euphonium, Movement 1 Classical Oct 13, 2011 390
Sonata for Euphonium, Movement 2 Classical Oct 12, 2011 383
There is a Place Classical Jul 8, 2011 321
Nostalgia Lost New Age Jun 24, 2011 318
Ceramic Dances Rock Jun 2, 2011 355
Moving for Saxophone Quartet Classical May 7, 2011 410
Meddling for Saxophone Quartet Jazz May 7, 2011 362
Mingling for Saxophone Quartet Classical May 7, 2011 330
Spring Resonance - Live Classical May 2, 2011 391
Cascarda Alta Regina Classical Apr 9, 2011 454
Petit Vriens Classical Apr 8, 2011 562
Crimson Twilight Redux New Age Apr 6, 2011 509
Piano Prelude 1 Classical Mar 23, 2011 396
Spring Resonance! Classical Mar 7, 2011 511
Hero Triumphant Classical Feb 26, 2011 591
Voluntary Madnesses Classical Jan 26, 2011 364
In Shepherd's Sight...a Silent Night Holiday Oct 26, 2010 1506
A Winter's Song Classical Sep 29, 2010 490
A Truth Told Too Soon... Classical Sep 22, 2010 815
Schisms for Piano Trio Classical Sep 7, 2010 478
Intrada for BBQ Classical Sep 7, 2010 444
Phaėton for Concert Band Classical Aug 30, 2010 422
In Search of Souls Classical Aug 10, 2010 515
Pessimistic Pastime Classical Aug 6, 2010 604
When Dreaming Ends Classical Jul 21, 2010 1055
Lanyard Anthem Classical Jun 9, 2010 489
Excursions for Band/Orchestra Classical May 28, 2010 630
Off the Shores of Xanadu Classical Apr 6, 2010 597
Golden Means Classical Mar 26, 2010 471
In Retrospect Classical Jan 23, 2010 445
Turning Heads Classical Jan 17, 2010 520
Nobel Crossings Classical Jan 17, 2010 440
Prelude to a Window Childrens Jan 15, 2010 641
Sonata for Euphonium and Piano Classical Jan 13, 2010 534
Andante for Orchestra Classical Jan 13, 2010 487
An American Dreamer Classical Jan 8, 2010 539
Espere Classical Feb 11, 2009 678
Infrastructure Other Sep 28, 2006 677
Harvest Overture (With Real Instruments) Other May 3, 2006 853
AMERICAN DREAMER Other Jan 7, 2006 844
Last Chance New Age Jan 6, 2006 757
L. A. Horn Classical Nov 10, 2005 790
Harvest Overture Classical Nov 8, 2005 798
Monotone Classical Sep 16, 2005 916
Stonecrest Memoirs Classical Sep 9, 2005 890
The Road Less Taken Classical Sep 5, 2005 1079
Epiphany Classical Jul 29, 2005 1074
Intangibles Classical Jul 28, 2005 935
Ce qu'a vu le vent d'ouest Jazz May 6, 2005 878
Quartet for C Instruments Movement III Classical May 5, 2005 1080
Introduction from Horn Quartet No. 1 Classical May 5, 2005 1057
Old Hundredth-Chorale Prelude Classical Mar 31, 2005 2463
Flatline Jazz Mar 14, 2005 938
Primeval Atom Mvt II Classical Mar 10, 2005 1008
Qtet for C instruments (river dance) Classical Mar 9, 2005 1091
Quartet for C Instruments Classical Mar 8, 2005 1353
Renn Fest Classical Mar 1, 2005 1049
Funky Bacon Funk Mar 1, 2005 1555
Stacy Rock Mar 1, 2005 917
Brian's Chords Rock Mar 1, 2005 963
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