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 141
Iris, The Black Queen Classical Feb 5, 2017 302
Sasara the Galactic Cat Girl Jazz Sep 23, 2016 146
Call of the Clanfears Classical Jul 19, 2016 220
Tango 3Velyn Dance Jun 19, 2016 158
Sings in Shade Classical Apr 23, 2016 290
Korvos Sarethi Classical Mar 22, 2016 192
The People of Vulkwasten Classical Jan 25, 2016 166
Quest of Legends Classical Oct 22, 2015 420
Waltzing With Dragons - Concert Band Classical Jul 8, 2014 268
Ancient Skies - for Concert Band Classical Jul 8, 2014 362
Debbie's Dance - Concert Band Classical May 19, 2014 278
Altitude Adjustment - Live recording Classical Apr 28, 2014 433
Of Surf and Shore Classical Apr 21, 2014 262
Ancient Skies Classical Nov 22, 2013 310
Altitude Adjustment Classical Nov 14, 2013 309
O Vos Omnes for SATB and Handbell Choir Classical Jul 3, 2013 360
March of the River Folk Classical May 14, 2013 264
Debbie's Dance for Horn Solo Classical May 6, 2013 351
Trumpet Concertino Mvt III Classical Apr 25, 2013 947
Trumpet Concertino Mvt II Classical Apr 25, 2013 318
Trumpet Concertino Mvt I Classical Apr 25, 2013 342
Song for Debbie - Working Title Inspirational Jan 11, 2013 273
"Espere" for concert band - Update Classical Jan 10, 2013 282
Fountain of Time Classical Jan 7, 2013 251
In Shepherd's Sight...a silent night Holiday Dec 19, 2012 247
Zombie Raiders for Middle School Band Other Dec 17, 2012 525
Cleaning out the Gutter II Jazz Dec 12, 2012 229
A Prelude to Kris and Rix - String Quartet Version Classical Oct 15, 2012 292
The Autumn Moon Folk Oct 12, 2012 281
Concerto for Euphonium Mvt. 1 Classical Oct 2, 2012 258
"Memento" for Concert Band Classical May 7, 2012 358
Bicycle for the Mind-Concert Band Version(new recording) Classical Mar 12, 2012 458
Rhapsody in Horn Classical Feb 20, 2012 590
Bicycle for the Mind-Brass Band Version Classical Feb 10, 2012 665
In Shepherds' Sight...a Silent Night - NEW LIVE Classical Dec 5, 2011 995
Celebration for Peace Classical Nov 7, 2011 327
Eight Horner Recorder Quartets Classical Nov 4, 2011 383
Archaeopteryx for Brass Band Classical Oct 13, 2011 449
Sonata for Euphonium, Movement 1 Classical Oct 13, 2011 399
Sonata for Euphonium, Movement 2 Classical Oct 12, 2011 390
There is a Place Classical Jul 8, 2011 323
Nostalgia Lost New Age Jun 24, 2011 327
Ceramic Dances Rock Jun 2, 2011 358
Moving for Saxophone Quartet Classical May 7, 2011 416
Meddling for Saxophone Quartet Jazz May 7, 2011 373
Mingling for Saxophone Quartet Classical May 7, 2011 335
Spring Resonance - Live Classical May 2, 2011 397
Cascarda Alta Regina Classical Apr 9, 2011 459
Petit Vriens Classical Apr 8, 2011 571
Crimson Twilight Redux New Age Apr 6, 2011 519
Piano Prelude 1 Classical Mar 23, 2011 401
Spring Resonance! Classical Mar 7, 2011 518
Hero Triumphant Classical Feb 26, 2011 601
Voluntary Madnesses Classical Jan 26, 2011 370
In Shepherd's Sight...a Silent Night Holiday Oct 26, 2010 1510
A Winter's Song Classical Sep 29, 2010 494
A Truth Told Too Soon... Classical Sep 22, 2010 822
Schisms for Piano Trio Classical Sep 7, 2010 484
Intrada for BBQ Classical Sep 7, 2010 452
Phaėton for Concert Band Classical Aug 30, 2010 436
In Search of Souls Classical Aug 10, 2010 519
Pessimistic Pastime Classical Aug 6, 2010 612
When Dreaming Ends Classical Jul 21, 2010 1060
Lanyard Anthem Classical Jun 9, 2010 495
Excursions for Band/Orchestra Classical May 28, 2010 634
Off the Shores of Xanadu Classical Apr 6, 2010 603
Golden Means Classical Mar 26, 2010 480
In Retrospect Classical Jan 23, 2010 455
Turning Heads Classical Jan 17, 2010 526
Nobel Crossings Classical Jan 17, 2010 447
Prelude to a Window Childrens Jan 15, 2010 650
Sonata for Euphonium and Piano Classical Jan 13, 2010 539
Andante for Orchestra Classical Jan 13, 2010 491
An American Dreamer Classical Jan 8, 2010 546
Espere Classical Feb 11, 2009 685
Infrastructure Other Sep 28, 2006 687
Harvest Overture (With Real Instruments) Other May 3, 2006 860
AMERICAN DREAMER Other Jan 7, 2006 849
Last Chance New Age Jan 6, 2006 762
L. A. Horn Classical Nov 10, 2005 800
Harvest Overture Classical Nov 8, 2005 802
Monotone Classical Sep 16, 2005 927
Stonecrest Memoirs Classical Sep 9, 2005 897
The Road Less Taken Classical Sep 5, 2005 1086
Epiphany Classical Jul 29, 2005 1080
Intangibles Classical Jul 28, 2005 947
Ce qu'a vu le vent d'ouest Jazz May 6, 2005 883
Quartet for C Instruments Movement III Classical May 5, 2005 1087
Introduction from Horn Quartet No. 1 Classical May 5, 2005 1064
Old Hundredth-Chorale Prelude Classical Mar 31, 2005 2500
Flatline Jazz Mar 14, 2005 949
Primeval Atom Mvt II Classical Mar 10, 2005 1014
Qtet for C instruments (river dance) Classical Mar 9, 2005 1095
Quartet for C Instruments Classical Mar 8, 2005 1361
Renn Fest Classical Mar 1, 2005 1056
Funky Bacon Funk Mar 1, 2005 1561
Stacy Rock Mar 1, 2005 923
Brian's Chords Rock Mar 1, 2005 968
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