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 171
Iris, The Black Queen Classical Feb 5, 2017 337
Sasara the Galactic Cat Girl Jazz Sep 23, 2016 153
Call of the Clanfears Classical Jul 19, 2016 242
Tango 3Velyn Dance Jun 19, 2016 165
Sings in Shade Classical Apr 23, 2016 312
Korvos Sarethi Classical Mar 22, 2016 198
The People of Vulkwasten Classical Jan 25, 2016 178
Quest of Legends Classical Oct 22, 2015 439
Waltzing With Dragons - Concert Band Classical Jul 8, 2014 276
Ancient Skies - for Concert Band Classical Jul 8, 2014 369
Debbie's Dance - Concert Band Classical May 19, 2014 283
Altitude Adjustment - Live recording Classical Apr 28, 2014 439
Of Surf and Shore Classical Apr 21, 2014 266
Ancient Skies Classical Nov 22, 2013 319
Altitude Adjustment Classical Nov 14, 2013 321
O Vos Omnes for SATB and Handbell Choir Classical Jul 3, 2013 369
March of the River Folk Classical May 14, 2013 272
Debbie's Dance for Horn Solo Classical May 6, 2013 364
Trumpet Concertino Mvt III Classical Apr 25, 2013 954
Trumpet Concertino Mvt II Classical Apr 25, 2013 321
Trumpet Concertino Mvt I Classical Apr 25, 2013 348
Song for Debbie - Working Title Inspirational Jan 11, 2013 289
"Espere" for concert band - Update Classical Jan 10, 2013 289
Fountain of Time Classical Jan 7, 2013 255
In Shepherd's Sight...a silent night Holiday Dec 19, 2012 257
Zombie Raiders for Middle School Band Other Dec 17, 2012 541
Cleaning out the Gutter II Jazz Dec 12, 2012 236
A Prelude to Kris and Rix - String Quartet Version Classical Oct 15, 2012 308
The Autumn Moon Folk Oct 12, 2012 292
Concerto for Euphonium Mvt. 1 Classical Oct 2, 2012 266
"Memento" for Concert Band Classical May 7, 2012 366
Bicycle for the Mind-Concert Band Version(new recording) Classical Mar 12, 2012 467
Rhapsody in Horn Classical Feb 20, 2012 607
Bicycle for the Mind-Brass Band Version Classical Feb 10, 2012 672
In Shepherds' Sight...a Silent Night - NEW LIVE Classical Dec 5, 2011 1013
Celebration for Peace Classical Nov 7, 2011 335
Eight Horner Recorder Quartets Classical Nov 4, 2011 395
Archaeopteryx for Brass Band Classical Oct 13, 2011 454
Sonata for Euphonium, Movement 1 Classical Oct 13, 2011 405
Sonata for Euphonium, Movement 2 Classical Oct 12, 2011 398
There is a Place Classical Jul 8, 2011 333
Nostalgia Lost New Age Jun 24, 2011 338
Ceramic Dances Rock Jun 2, 2011 367
Moving for Saxophone Quartet Classical May 7, 2011 426
Meddling for Saxophone Quartet Jazz May 7, 2011 384
Mingling for Saxophone Quartet Classical May 7, 2011 343
Spring Resonance - Live Classical May 2, 2011 404
Cascarda Alta Regina Classical Apr 9, 2011 472
Petit Vriens Classical Apr 8, 2011 584
Piano Prelude 1 Classical Mar 23, 2011 408
Spring Resonance! Classical Mar 7, 2011 527
Hero Triumphant Classical Feb 26, 2011 615
Voluntary Madnesses Classical Jan 26, 2011 376
In Shepherd's Sight...a Silent Night Holiday Oct 26, 2010 1519
A Winter's Song Classical Sep 29, 2010 509
A Truth Told Too Soon... Classical Sep 22, 2010 832
Schisms for Piano Trio Classical Sep 7, 2010 497
Intrada for BBQ Classical Sep 7, 2010 458
Phaėton for Concert Band Classical Aug 30, 2010 445
In Search of Souls Classical Aug 10, 2010 528
Pessimistic Pastime Classical Aug 6, 2010 623
When Dreaming Ends Classical Jul 21, 2010 1070
Lanyard Anthem Classical Jun 9, 2010 504
Excursions for Band/Orchestra Classical May 28, 2010 639
Off the Shores of Xanadu Classical Apr 6, 2010 616
Golden Means Classical Mar 26, 2010 490
In Retrospect Classical Jan 23, 2010 461
Turning Heads Classical Jan 17, 2010 538
Nobel Crossings Classical Jan 17, 2010 454
Prelude to a Window Childrens Jan 15, 2010 660
Sonata for Euphonium and Piano Classical Jan 13, 2010 549
Andante for Orchestra Classical Jan 13, 2010 499
An American Dreamer Classical Jan 8, 2010 550
Espere Classical Feb 11, 2009 698
Infrastructure Other Sep 28, 2006 695
Harvest Overture (With Real Instruments) Other May 3, 2006 869
AMERICAN DREAMER Other Jan 7, 2006 858
Last Chance New Age Jan 6, 2006 776
L. A. Horn Classical Nov 10, 2005 816
Harvest Overture Classical Nov 8, 2005 813
Monotone Classical Sep 16, 2005 937
Stonecrest Memoirs Classical Sep 9, 2005 909
The Road Less Taken Classical Sep 5, 2005 1106
Epiphany Classical Jul 29, 2005 1093
Intangibles Classical Jul 28, 2005 966
Ce qu'a vu le vent d'ouest Jazz May 6, 2005 896
Quartet for C Instruments Movement III Classical May 5, 2005 1095
Introduction from Horn Quartet No. 1 Classical May 5, 2005 1076
Old Hundredth-Chorale Prelude Classical Mar 31, 2005 2575
Flatline Jazz Mar 14, 2005 956
Primeval Atom Mvt II Classical Mar 10, 2005 1020
Qtet for C instruments (river dance) Classical Mar 9, 2005 1103
Quartet for C Instruments Classical Mar 8, 2005 1378
Renn Fest Classical Mar 1, 2005 1070
Funky Bacon Funk Mar 1, 2005 1573
Stacy Rock Mar 1, 2005 934
Brian's Chords Rock Mar 1, 2005 977
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