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Wilson accumulating advanced music degrees, performance experience

Published: July 9, 2014 12:00 AM
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Streetsboro High School graduate Kevin Alexander Wilson recently graduated from Central Michigan University with a master's of music degree. While at Central Michigan, he studied composition under Dr. David Gillingham and Dr. Jay Batzner, and Brazilian music with Dr. Alexandra Mascolo-David. Through his research into Brazilian music, Wilson received many commissions to perform pieces, including some performances scheduled this fall.

He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in music theory/composition and a second master's degree in ethnomusicology at Kent State University with Dr. Richard Devore, Dr. Frank Wiley and Dr. Kazadi wa Mukuna, respectively.

He completed a bachelor of arts degree in music in 2012 at the University of Akron, where he studied under Dr. Daniel McCarthy and Dr. Nikola Resanovic. While at Akron, he had the opportunity to perform with the Grammy Award winning Cleveland Chamber Symphony under Steven Smith and with the University of Akron Symphony Orchestra under Dr. Guy V. Bordo. He also has worked with Turkish flutist Aya etin and Portuguese pianist Joana Simo.

Wilson also plays the double bass with the Eastern European folk band Kavazabava.

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