Biography

KERWIN YOUNG     


An international composer of media and concert works, recording producer, multi-instrumentalist, and cultural ambassador. Kerwin Young is best known for his epic orchestral works and film scores; not to mention he's also a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted Public Enemy; specifically their production team known as the Bomb Squad


A reknowned recording producer, song-writer, and composer of five epic symphonies, orchestral suites, concertos, chamber works, film and television scores and soundtracks, works for jazz big band and small ensemble, and several album recordings for funk, reggae, rock, soul, and rap artists. 


Kerwin studied music composition with Chen Yi, at the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance; where he earned both a BM and MM in music composition. Other instructors in music composition while at UMKC include  Zhou Long, Bobby Watson, and Jim Mobberley. 


His works are regularly performed throughout Europe, Asia, the U.S., and Canada.


Kerwin Young has held residencies with the U.S. State Department (2017-18),  Chicago Modern Orchestra Project (2014-2015),  Midwest Chamber Ensemble (2012-2013), and  Spelman College (2007-2008). 


Kerwin is currently representing Hip-Hop abroad as cultural ambassador, while maintaining a rigid schedule as recording producer, composer, and educator.











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