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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
Ethereal Messenger Classical Apr 19, 2018 146
House Lencolia Classical Jan 24, 2018 246
Dreadheart Classical Nov 21, 2017 412
Chugiak Nocturne Classical Oct 23, 2017 476
Mind-Wandering Classical Sep 29, 2017 379
A Soldier's Requiem Other Aug 21, 2017 360
Edeir the Magician Classical Mar 19, 2017 376
Iris, The Black Queen Classical Feb 5, 2017 486
Sasara the Galactic Cat Girl Jazz Sep 23, 2016 235
Call of the Clanfears Classical Jul 20, 2016 352
Tango 3Velyn Dance Jun 19, 2016 277
Sings in Shade Classical Apr 23, 2016 414
Korvos Sarethi Classical Mar 22, 2016 323
The People of Vulkwasten Classical Jan 26, 2016 333
Quest of Legends Classical Oct 22, 2015 564
Waltzing With Dragons - Concert Band Classical Jul 8, 2014 368
Ancient Skies - for Concert Band Classical Jul 8, 2014 471
Debbie's Dance - Concert Band Classical May 19, 2014 367
Altitude Adjustment - Live recording Classical Apr 28, 2014 554
Of Surf and Shore Classical Apr 22, 2014 367
Ancient Skies Classical Nov 22, 2013 476
Altitude Adjustment Classical Nov 14, 2013 424
O Vos Omnes for SATB and Handbell Choir Classical Jul 3, 2013 464
March of the River Folk Classical May 14, 2013 367
Debbie's Dance for Horn Solo Classical May 6, 2013 454
Trumpet Concertino Mvt III Classical Apr 25, 2013 1039
Trumpet Concertino Mvt II Classical Apr 25, 2013 396
Trumpet Concertino Mvt I Classical Apr 25, 2013 428
Song for Debbie - Working Title Inspirational Jan 12, 2013 374
"Espere" for concert band - Update Classical Jan 10, 2013 366
Fountain of Time Classical Jan 7, 2013 354
In Shepherd's Sight...a silent night Holiday Dec 20, 2012 357
Zombie Raiders for Middle School Band Other Dec 17, 2012 616
Cleaning out the Gutter II Jazz Dec 12, 2012 322
A Prelude to Kris and Rix - String Quartet Version Classical Oct 15, 2012 394
The Autumn Moon Folk Oct 12, 2012 405
Concerto for Euphonium Mvt. 1 Classical Oct 2, 2012 359
"Memento" for Concert Band Classical May 7, 2012 454
Bicycle for the Mind-Concert Band Version(new recording) Classical Mar 13, 2012 576
Rhapsody in Horn Classical Feb 20, 2012 731
Bicycle for the Mind-Brass Band Version Classical Feb 10, 2012 757
In Shepherds' Sight...a Silent Night - NEW LIVE Classical Dec 5, 2011 1154
Celebration for Peace Classical Nov 7, 2011 427
Eight Horner Recorder Quartets Classical Nov 5, 2011 530
Archaeopteryx for Brass Band Classical Oct 14, 2011 554
Sonata for Euphonium, Movement 1 Classical Oct 13, 2011 498
Sonata for Euphonium, Movement 2 Classical Oct 12, 2011 489
There is a Place Classical Jul 8, 2011 406
Nostalgia Lost New Age Jun 25, 2011 414
Ceramic Dances Rock Jun 3, 2011 467
Moving for Saxophone Quartet Classical May 7, 2011 510
Meddling for Saxophone Quartet Jazz May 7, 2011 472
Mingling for Saxophone Quartet Classical May 7, 2011 425
Spring Resonance - Live Classical May 2, 2011 487
Cascarda Alta Regina Classical Apr 10, 2011 574
Petit Vriens Classical Apr 8, 2011 696
Piano Prelude 1 Classical Mar 24, 2011 487
Spring Resonance! Classical Mar 7, 2011 617
Hero Triumphant Classical Feb 27, 2011 747
Voluntary Madnesses Classical Jan 26, 2011 464
In Shepherd's Sight...a Silent Night Holiday Oct 26, 2010 1616
A Winter's Song Classical Sep 29, 2010 608
A Truth Told Too Soon... Classical Sep 22, 2010 918
Schisms for Piano Trio Classical Sep 7, 2010 621
Intrada for BBQ Classical Sep 7, 2010 560
Phaėton for Concert Band Classical Aug 30, 2010 548
In Search of Souls Classical Aug 10, 2010 626
Pessimistic Pastime Classical Aug 6, 2010 731
When Dreaming Ends Classical Jul 21, 2010 1153
Lanyard Anthem Classical Jun 9, 2010 583
Excursions for Band/Orchestra Classical May 28, 2010 728
Off the Shores of Xanadu Classical Apr 6, 2010 735
Golden Means Classical Mar 26, 2010 593
In Retrospect Classical Jan 23, 2010 553
Turning Heads Classical Jan 17, 2010 624
Nobel Crossings Classical Jan 17, 2010 538
Prelude to a Window Childrens Jan 15, 2010 737
Sonata for Euphonium and Piano Classical Jan 13, 2010 640
Andante for Orchestra Classical Jan 13, 2010 588
An American Dreamer Classical Jan 8, 2010 643
Espere Classical Feb 12, 2009 805
Infrastructure Other Sep 28, 2006 809
Harvest Overture (With Real Instruments) Other May 3, 2006 992
AMERICAN DREAMER Other Jan 7, 2006 973
Last Chance New Age Jan 6, 2006 884
L. A. Horn Classical Nov 11, 2005 938
Harvest Overture Classical Nov 8, 2005 925
Monotone Classical Sep 16, 2005 1043
Stonecrest Memoirs Classical Sep 9, 2005 1008
The Road Less Taken Classical Sep 5, 2005 1244
Epiphany Classical Jul 29, 2005 1301
Intangibles Classical Jul 28, 2005 1076
Ce qu'a vu le vent d'ouest Jazz May 6, 2005 1012
Quartet for C Instruments Movement III Classical May 6, 2005 1216
Introduction from Horn Quartet No. 1 Classical May 6, 2005 1262
Old Hundredth-Chorale Prelude Classical Mar 31, 2005 2982
Flatline Jazz Mar 14, 2005 1059
Primeval Atom Mvt II Classical Mar 10, 2005 1104
Qtet for C instruments (river dance) Classical Mar 9, 2005 1199
Quartet for C Instruments Classical Mar 8, 2005 1499
Renn Fest Classical Mar 2, 2005 1166
Funky Bacon Funk Mar 2, 2005 1684
Stacy Rock Mar 1, 2005 1027
Brian's Chords Rock Mar 1, 2005 1075