Kevin Young

Adjunct Professor of Euphonium and Tuba
Music Program
WNPAC Room 189

Music Program

Department of Arts

Kevin Young is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana where he began his music career playing trombone and tuba at the age of 11. After graduating from high school he attended Louisiana State University. His academic career was interrupted with his enlistment into the United States Army. He spent nearly nine years serving his country at four separate duty stations. His assignments were to the 1st Calvary Division Band in Ft. Hood, Texas, 8th Army Band in Seoul, Korea, The United States Continental Army Band in Ft. Monroe, Virginia and the 389th Army Band (AMC's own) in Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland. Kevin has performed extensively throughout the East Coast from Orlando, Florida to Halifax, Nova Scotia. He has also performed as a free-lance musician outside of his military assignments with many chamber ensembles.

Now out of the military, Kevin completed both the Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from L.S.U. Kevin is the Principal Tubist of the Rapides Symphony Orchestra and has performed with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Dominion Brass Band and the Salt River Brass. He has been a semi-finalist in auditions for the United States Army Band, The United States Field Band, The Dallas Brass Quintet and The United States Military Academy Band. His playing has been greatly influenced by Dr. Joseph Skillen, Larry Campbell, Sam Pilafian, Pat Sheridan, Deanna Swoboda, John Manning and Robert Nunez. In July 2013, Kevin worked as Director of Operations for the Chen International Cultural Arts festival in Dallas, Texas. In his spare time, Kevin enjoys spending time with this wife, Lee Ann and their two puppies, Ginger and Charlie.

Last Updated: 07/08/2020