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
A Soldier's Requiem Other Aug 21, 2017 206
Edeir the Magician Classical Mar 19, 2017 223
Iris, The Black Queen Classical Feb 5, 2017 367
Sasara the Galactic Cat Girl Jazz Sep 23, 2016 168
Call of the Clanfears Classical Jul 19, 2016 256
Tango 3Velyn Dance Jun 19, 2016 178
Sings in Shade Classical Apr 23, 2016 343
Korvos Sarethi Classical Mar 22, 2016 215
The People of Vulkwasten Classical Jan 25, 2016 204
Quest of Legends Classical Oct 22, 2015 464
Waltzing With Dragons - Concert Band Classical Jul 8, 2014 289
Ancient Skies - for Concert Band Classical Jul 8, 2014 383
Debbie's Dance - Concert Band Classical May 19, 2014 298
Altitude Adjustment - Live recording Classical Apr 28, 2014 453
Of Surf and Shore Classical Apr 21, 2014 279
Ancient Skies Classical Nov 22, 2013 335
Altitude Adjustment Classical Nov 14, 2013 343
O Vos Omnes for SATB and Handbell Choir Classical Jul 3, 2013 392
March of the River Folk Classical May 14, 2013 286
Debbie's Dance for Horn Solo Classical May 6, 2013 374
Trumpet Concertino Mvt III Classical Apr 25, 2013 968
Trumpet Concertino Mvt II Classical Apr 25, 2013 333
Trumpet Concertino Mvt I Classical Apr 25, 2013 362
Song for Debbie - Working Title Inspirational Jan 11, 2013 303
"Espere" for concert band - Update Classical Jan 10, 2013 303
Fountain of Time Classical Jan 7, 2013 268
In Shepherd's Sight...a silent night Holiday Dec 19, 2012 272
Zombie Raiders for Middle School Band Other Dec 17, 2012 552
Cleaning out the Gutter II Jazz Dec 12, 2012 259
A Prelude to Kris and Rix - String Quartet Version Classical Oct 15, 2012 322
The Autumn Moon Folk Oct 12, 2012 318
Concerto for Euphonium Mvt. 1 Classical Oct 2, 2012 284
"Memento" for Concert Band Classical May 7, 2012 379
Bicycle for the Mind-Concert Band Version(new recording) Classical Mar 12, 2012 483
Rhapsody in Horn Classical Feb 20, 2012 631
Bicycle for the Mind-Brass Band Version Classical Feb 10, 2012 684
In Shepherds' Sight...a Silent Night - NEW LIVE Classical Dec 5, 2011 1043
Celebration for Peace Classical Nov 7, 2011 356
Eight Horner Recorder Quartets Classical Nov 4, 2011 408
Archaeopteryx for Brass Band Classical Oct 13, 2011 467
Sonata for Euphonium, Movement 1 Classical Oct 13, 2011 420
Sonata for Euphonium, Movement 2 Classical Oct 12, 2011 413
There is a Place Classical Jul 8, 2011 345
Nostalgia Lost New Age Jun 24, 2011 353
Ceramic Dances Rock Jun 2, 2011 385
Moving for Saxophone Quartet Classical May 7, 2011 441
Meddling for Saxophone Quartet Jazz May 7, 2011 399
Mingling for Saxophone Quartet Classical May 7, 2011 355
Spring Resonance - Live Classical May 2, 2011 421
Cascarda Alta Regina Classical Apr 9, 2011 486
Petit Vriens Classical Apr 8, 2011 596
Piano Prelude 1 Classical Mar 23, 2011 420
Spring Resonance! Classical Mar 7, 2011 543
Hero Triumphant Classical Feb 26, 2011 634
Voluntary Madnesses Classical Jan 26, 2011 389
In Shepherd's Sight...a Silent Night Holiday Oct 26, 2010 1532
A Winter's Song Classical Sep 29, 2010 528
A Truth Told Too Soon... Classical Sep 22, 2010 846
Schisms for Piano Trio Classical Sep 7, 2010 517
Intrada for BBQ Classical Sep 7, 2010 474
Phaėton for Concert Band Classical Aug 30, 2010 457
In Search of Souls Classical Aug 10, 2010 546
Pessimistic Pastime Classical Aug 6, 2010 638
When Dreaming Ends Classical Jul 21, 2010 1085
Lanyard Anthem Classical Jun 9, 2010 519
Excursions for Band/Orchestra Classical May 28, 2010 654
Off the Shores of Xanadu Classical Apr 6, 2010 632
Golden Means Classical Mar 26, 2010 506
In Retrospect Classical Jan 23, 2010 477
Turning Heads Classical Jan 17, 2010 551
Nobel Crossings Classical Jan 17, 2010 474
Prelude to a Window Childrens Jan 15, 2010 671
Sonata for Euphonium and Piano Classical Jan 13, 2010 561
Andante for Orchestra Classical Jan 13, 2010 522
An American Dreamer Classical Jan 8, 2010 563
Espere Classical Feb 11, 2009 712
Infrastructure Other Sep 28, 2006 731
Harvest Overture (With Real Instruments) Other May 3, 2006 883
AMERICAN DREAMER Other Jan 7, 2006 879
Last Chance New Age Jan 6, 2006 790
L. A. Horn Classical Nov 10, 2005 833
Harvest Overture Classical Nov 8, 2005 831
Monotone Classical Sep 16, 2005 951
Stonecrest Memoirs Classical Sep 9, 2005 924
The Road Less Taken Classical Sep 5, 2005 1132
Epiphany Classical Jul 29, 2005 1132
Intangibles Classical Jul 28, 2005 986
Ce qu'a vu le vent d'ouest Jazz May 6, 2005 917
Quartet for C Instruments Movement III Classical May 5, 2005 1111
Introduction from Horn Quartet No. 1 Classical May 5, 2005 1115
Old Hundredth-Chorale Prelude Classical Mar 31, 2005 2632
Flatline Jazz Mar 14, 2005 975
Primeval Atom Mvt II Classical Mar 10, 2005 1034
Qtet for C instruments (river dance) Classical Mar 9, 2005 1121
Quartet for C Instruments Classical Mar 8, 2005 1390
Renn Fest Classical Mar 1, 2005 1085
Funky Bacon Funk Mar 1, 2005 1588
Stacy Rock Mar 1, 2005 949
Brian's Chords Rock Mar 1, 2005 999
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