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 161
Iris, The Black Queen Classical Feb 5, 2017 334
Sasara the Galactic Cat Girl Jazz Sep 23, 2016 150
Call of the Clanfears Classical Jul 19, 2016 239
Tango 3Velyn Dance Jun 19, 2016 161
Sings in Shade Classical Apr 23, 2016 306
Korvos Sarethi Classical Mar 22, 2016 196
The People of Vulkwasten Classical Jan 25, 2016 173
Quest of Legends Classical Oct 22, 2015 434
Waltzing With Dragons - Concert Band Classical Jul 8, 2014 270
Ancient Skies - for Concert Band Classical Jul 8, 2014 365
Debbie's Dance - Concert Band Classical May 19, 2014 281
Altitude Adjustment - Live recording Classical Apr 28, 2014 437
Of Surf and Shore Classical Apr 21, 2014 263
Ancient Skies Classical Nov 22, 2013 312
Altitude Adjustment Classical Nov 14, 2013 319
O Vos Omnes for SATB and Handbell Choir Classical Jul 3, 2013 366
March of the River Folk Classical May 14, 2013 268
Debbie's Dance for Horn Solo Classical May 6, 2013 358
Trumpet Concertino Mvt III Classical Apr 25, 2013 950
Trumpet Concertino Mvt II Classical Apr 25, 2013 321
Trumpet Concertino Mvt I Classical Apr 25, 2013 344
Song for Debbie - Working Title Inspirational Jan 11, 2013 283
"Espere" for concert band - Update Classical Jan 10, 2013 287
Fountain of Time Classical Jan 7, 2013 254
In Shepherd's Sight...a silent night Holiday Dec 19, 2012 251
Zombie Raiders for Middle School Band Other Dec 17, 2012 539
Cleaning out the Gutter II Jazz Dec 12, 2012 234
A Prelude to Kris and Rix - String Quartet Version Classical Oct 15, 2012 301
The Autumn Moon Folk Oct 12, 2012 289
Concerto for Euphonium Mvt. 1 Classical Oct 2, 2012 263
"Memento" for Concert Band Classical May 7, 2012 364
Bicycle for the Mind-Concert Band Version(new recording) Classical Mar 12, 2012 464
Rhapsody in Horn Classical Feb 20, 2012 599
Bicycle for the Mind-Brass Band Version Classical Feb 10, 2012 668
In Shepherds' Sight...a Silent Night - NEW LIVE Classical Dec 5, 2011 1005
Celebration for Peace Classical Nov 7, 2011 331
Eight Horner Recorder Quartets Classical Nov 4, 2011 392
Archaeopteryx for Brass Band Classical Oct 13, 2011 451
Sonata for Euphonium, Movement 1 Classical Oct 13, 2011 400
Sonata for Euphonium, Movement 2 Classical Oct 12, 2011 393
There is a Place Classical Jul 8, 2011 330
Nostalgia Lost New Age Jun 24, 2011 334
Ceramic Dances Rock Jun 2, 2011 363
Moving for Saxophone Quartet Classical May 7, 2011 417
Meddling for Saxophone Quartet Jazz May 7, 2011 378
Mingling for Saxophone Quartet Classical May 7, 2011 338
Spring Resonance - Live Classical May 2, 2011 402
Cascarda Alta Regina Classical Apr 9, 2011 467
Petit Vriens Classical Apr 8, 2011 574
Piano Prelude 1 Classical Mar 23, 2011 403
Spring Resonance! Classical Mar 7, 2011 519
Hero Triumphant Classical Feb 26, 2011 608
Voluntary Madnesses Classical Jan 26, 2011 371
In Shepherd's Sight...a Silent Night Holiday Oct 26, 2010 1514
A Winter's Song Classical Sep 29, 2010 500
A Truth Told Too Soon... Classical Sep 22, 2010 827
Schisms for Piano Trio Classical Sep 7, 2010 490
Intrada for BBQ Classical Sep 7, 2010 456
Phaėton for Concert Band Classical Aug 30, 2010 440
In Search of Souls Classical Aug 10, 2010 525
Pessimistic Pastime Classical Aug 6, 2010 618
When Dreaming Ends Classical Jul 21, 2010 1066
Lanyard Anthem Classical Jun 9, 2010 501
Excursions for Band/Orchestra Classical May 28, 2010 636
Off the Shores of Xanadu Classical Apr 6, 2010 611
Golden Means Classical Mar 26, 2010 485
In Retrospect Classical Jan 23, 2010 457
Turning Heads Classical Jan 17, 2010 535
Nobel Crossings Classical Jan 17, 2010 449
Prelude to a Window Childrens Jan 15, 2010 657
Sonata for Euphonium and Piano Classical Jan 13, 2010 546
Andante for Orchestra Classical Jan 13, 2010 495
An American Dreamer Classical Jan 8, 2010 547
Espere Classical Feb 11, 2009 692
Infrastructure Other Sep 28, 2006 694
Harvest Overture (With Real Instruments) Other May 3, 2006 862
AMERICAN DREAMER Other Jan 7, 2006 856
Last Chance New Age Jan 6, 2006 773
L. A. Horn Classical Nov 10, 2005 808
Harvest Overture Classical Nov 8, 2005 810
Monotone Classical Sep 16, 2005 929
Stonecrest Memoirs Classical Sep 9, 2005 906
The Road Less Taken Classical Sep 5, 2005 1100
Epiphany Classical Jul 29, 2005 1089
Intangibles Classical Jul 28, 2005 960
Ce qu'a vu le vent d'ouest Jazz May 6, 2005 892
Quartet for C Instruments Movement III Classical May 5, 2005 1090
Introduction from Horn Quartet No. 1 Classical May 5, 2005 1071
Old Hundredth-Chorale Prelude Classical Mar 31, 2005 2546
Flatline Jazz Mar 14, 2005 952
Primeval Atom Mvt II Classical Mar 10, 2005 1019
Qtet for C instruments (river dance) Classical Mar 9, 2005 1099
Quartet for C Instruments Classical Mar 8, 2005 1371
Renn Fest Classical Mar 1, 2005 1066
Funky Bacon Funk Mar 1, 2005 1565
Stacy Rock Mar 1, 2005 929
Brian's Chords Rock Mar 1, 2005 974
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