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
Dreadheart Classical Nov 21, 2017 156
Chugiak Nocturne Classical Oct 23, 2017 314
Mind-Wandering Classical Sep 29, 2017 272
A Soldier's Requiem Other Aug 21, 2017 285
Edeir the Magician Classical Mar 19, 2017 281
Iris, The Black Queen Classical Feb 5, 2017 410
Sasara the Galactic Cat Girl Jazz Sep 23, 2016 193
Call of the Clanfears Classical Jul 19, 2016 294
Tango 3Velyn Dance Jun 19, 2016 219
Sings in Shade Classical Apr 23, 2016 368
Korvos Sarethi Classical Mar 22, 2016 256
The People of Vulkwasten Classical Jan 25, 2016 257
Quest of Legends Classical Oct 22, 2015 503
Waltzing With Dragons - Concert Band Classical Jul 8, 2014 311
Ancient Skies - for Concert Band Classical Jul 8, 2014 413
Debbie's Dance - Concert Band Classical May 19, 2014 323
Altitude Adjustment - Live recording Classical Apr 28, 2014 490
Of Surf and Shore Classical Apr 21, 2014 316
Ancient Skies Classical Nov 22, 2013 375
Altitude Adjustment Classical Nov 14, 2013 373
O Vos Omnes for SATB and Handbell Choir Classical Jul 3, 2013 424
March of the River Folk Classical May 14, 2013 324
Debbie's Dance for Horn Solo Classical May 6, 2013 408
Trumpet Concertino Mvt III Classical Apr 25, 2013 995
Trumpet Concertino Mvt II Classical Apr 25, 2013 358
Trumpet Concertino Mvt I Classical Apr 25, 2013 388
Song for Debbie - Working Title Inspirational Jan 11, 2013 327
"Espere" for concert band - Update Classical Jan 10, 2013 327
Fountain of Time Classical Jan 7, 2013 307
In Shepherd's Sight...a silent night Holiday Dec 19, 2012 307
Zombie Raiders for Middle School Band Other Dec 17, 2012 576
Cleaning out the Gutter II Jazz Dec 12, 2012 283
A Prelude to Kris and Rix - String Quartet Version Classical Oct 15, 2012 348
The Autumn Moon Folk Oct 12, 2012 355
Concerto for Euphonium Mvt. 1 Classical Oct 2, 2012 317
"Memento" for Concert Band Classical May 7, 2012 406
Bicycle for the Mind-Concert Band Version(new recording) Classical Mar 12, 2012 514
Rhapsody in Horn Classical Feb 20, 2012 661
Bicycle for the Mind-Brass Band Version Classical Feb 10, 2012 713
In Shepherds' Sight...a Silent Night - NEW LIVE Classical Dec 5, 2011 1093
Celebration for Peace Classical Nov 7, 2011 389
Eight Horner Recorder Quartets Classical Nov 4, 2011 452
Archaeopteryx for Brass Band Classical Oct 13, 2011 502
Sonata for Euphonium, Movement 1 Classical Oct 13, 2011 448
Sonata for Euphonium, Movement 2 Classical Oct 12, 2011 442
There is a Place Classical Jul 8, 2011 366
Nostalgia Lost New Age Jun 24, 2011 375
Ceramic Dances Rock Jun 2, 2011 415
Moving for Saxophone Quartet Classical May 7, 2011 464
Meddling for Saxophone Quartet Jazz May 7, 2011 424
Mingling for Saxophone Quartet Classical May 7, 2011 380
Spring Resonance - Live Classical May 2, 2011 444
Cascarda Alta Regina Classical Apr 9, 2011 518
Petit Vriens Classical Apr 8, 2011 624
Piano Prelude 1 Classical Mar 23, 2011 442
Spring Resonance! Classical Mar 7, 2011 568
Hero Triumphant Classical Feb 26, 2011 666
Voluntary Madnesses Classical Jan 26, 2011 420
In Shepherd's Sight...a Silent Night Holiday Oct 26, 2010 1564
A Winter's Song Classical Sep 29, 2010 564
A Truth Told Too Soon... Classical Sep 22, 2010 874
Schisms for Piano Trio Classical Sep 7, 2010 570
Intrada for BBQ Classical Sep 7, 2010 507
Phaėton for Concert Band Classical Aug 30, 2010 494
In Search of Souls Classical Aug 10, 2010 581
Pessimistic Pastime Classical Aug 6, 2010 677
When Dreaming Ends Classical Jul 21, 2010 1111
Lanyard Anthem Classical Jun 9, 2010 543
Excursions for Band/Orchestra Classical May 28, 2010 681
Off the Shores of Xanadu Classical Apr 6, 2010 667
Golden Means Classical Mar 26, 2010 546
In Retrospect Classical Jan 23, 2010 505
Turning Heads Classical Jan 17, 2010 574
Nobel Crossings Classical Jan 17, 2010 496
Prelude to a Window Childrens Jan 15, 2010 696
Sonata for Euphonium and Piano Classical Jan 13, 2010 587
Andante for Orchestra Classical Jan 13, 2010 547
An American Dreamer Classical Jan 8, 2010 594
Espere Classical Feb 11, 2009 751
Infrastructure Other Sep 28, 2006 758
Harvest Overture (With Real Instruments) Other May 3, 2006 928
AMERICAN DREAMER Other Jan 7, 2006 914
Last Chance New Age Jan 6, 2006 825
L. A. Horn Classical Nov 10, 2005 889
Harvest Overture Classical Nov 8, 2005 862
Monotone Classical Sep 16, 2005 986
Stonecrest Memoirs Classical Sep 9, 2005 953
The Road Less Taken Classical Sep 5, 2005 1175
Epiphany Classical Jul 29, 2005 1209
Intangibles Classical Jul 28, 2005 1017
Ce qu'a vu le vent d'ouest Jazz May 6, 2005 952
Quartet for C Instruments Movement III Classical May 5, 2005 1141
Introduction from Horn Quartet No. 1 Classical May 5, 2005 1182
Old Hundredth-Chorale Prelude Classical Mar 31, 2005 2800
Flatline Jazz Mar 14, 2005 1009
Primeval Atom Mvt II Classical Mar 10, 2005 1060
Qtet for C instruments (river dance) Classical Mar 9, 2005 1149
Quartet for C Instruments Classical Mar 8, 2005 1431
Renn Fest Classical Mar 1, 2005 1117
Funky Bacon Funk Mar 1, 2005 1628
Stacy Rock Mar 1, 2005 979
Brian's Chords Rock Mar 1, 2005 1030
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