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30 Aug 2017
Kerwin Young
Every orchestra in America that isn’t serving it’s community with music composed by living composers, and programming that does not engage or reflect the ethnic diversity of its city or community at large, should be terminated. Any orchestra not s...
30 Aug 2017
Kerwin Young
When an orchestra decides to program a particular orchestral work by a composer, generally that means they are committed to honoring the instrumentation. After seeing the L.A. Phil perform Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 7 “Leningrad”, I refuse to l...
30 Jul 2017
Kerwin Young
Kerwin Young composes Guanyin of the Southern Sea , a fantasy for guzheng, women’s chorus, and orchestra. Young is no stranger to Chinese instruments, having composed solo works for zheng, as well as suites for pipa, erhu, and guqin. His work h...
1 Jul 2017
Kerwin Young
One of our era’s brightest composers of prolific orchestral works, Kerwin Young again puts the pencil to the paper for his third orchestral work in 2017. On the heels of  Symphony No. 5  and  Season of Autocracy , there are no signs of Kerwin slow...
26 Jun 2017
Kerwin Young
Within a few days of completing Symphony No. 5 (Perseverance), I began a much shorter work for orchestra; which I’ve just completed.  With a duration a little north of nine minutes, it’s now edited, compiled, and ready for marketing. I feel quite ...
12 Jun 2017
Kerwin Young
The most agonizing moment is when you’re right in the middle of mocking up a bad-ass orchestral cue, and your computer freezes! That just happened to me! Luckily, I’d already saved the session. After re-booting, it froze twice more. I’ve long ne...
27 May 2017
Kerwin Young
In a conversation this morning with an artist/producer I know from Roosevelt, Strong Island, I mentioned “ managing a music publishing company is like managing a farm. There are many facets to attend to; more than you think. ” K!
26 May 2017
Kerwin Young
I just wrapped up Symphony No. 5 (Perseverance) . It’s approximately 46 minutes, and it about wraps up my lengthy orchestral works for awhile. The next group of orchestral works I’ve got lined up are all single movement works, and a lot shorter t...
18 May 2017
Kerwin Young
I’ve just completed the fourth movement of Symphony No. 5 . I’m working on movement two now; then I’ll be left to make final edits, which I do along the way. So far, the work is 40 minutes long. When finished, it’ll be a little under an hour. I’v...
28 Apr 2017
Kerwin Young
Recent Concert Works The recent success of Songbirds: Suite for Violin and Piano, has had seven performances since January, and it is my first breakout piece EVER. Inspired by its success, currently, I’m simultaneously composing Symphony No....
10 Jan 2017
Kerwin Young
January 2017 is under way, and I’m releasing three new albums. Each is designed to highlight my film scoring chops, and I hope, will appeal to seasoned filmmakers and film composer agents. Two albums, Nkrumah ,  and The Night Of… , are concep...
24 Dec 2016
Kerwin Young
Just wrapped up two film score albums for the 4th quarter 2016; which I plan to release during the first quarter ’17. Both albums were composed, recorded, produced, mixed and mastered in 3 weeks! Yeah man! Now, Symphony No. 5 is back in swing....
21 Oct 2016
Kerwin Young
Traveling far from home and for so long is like that giant step out of beaten paths that makes you quivering with intense joy. Walking in the wild stretched toward the sky in shimmering landscapes … Source: MY WORLD TOUR FROM THE INSIDE
29 Sep 2016
Kerwin Young
Entering into the 4th Quarter 2016 presents orchestral recording sessions with the launch of the Atlanta Scoring Group. I’ve been honored as the copyist and orchestrator for Origin-Creative and the ASG. The ASG is the first orchestra in the southe...
13 Jul 2016
Kerwin Young
The 3rd quarter is always challenging!! However, I’m well into writing the violin suite for Tami Lee Hughes. The first movement draft is complete, and I’m currently composing two of the middle movements simultaneously. Mind you, there are five mov...
30 Jun 2016
Kerwin Young
Commissions As the third quarter 2016 begins, work as a copyist with Origin has been pretty amazing. The constant work assignments keep my transcribing chops up, as well as my DAW to notational software acumen. Composing for major motion picture...
10 Jun 2016
Kerwin Young
It’s been almost 7 years since releasing the last Kasuf and the Mazz Muvement album. During that time, I completed both a bachelor and a master degree in music composition, at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Danc...
4 Jun 2016
Kerwin Young
The month of May brought forth three premieres, one documentary film ( Full Court: The Spencer Haywood Story ), and two concert premieres ( Cry of the Queenless King and Cellét ). All were very successful! Cry of the Queenless King premiered at...
5 May 2016
Kerwin Young
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29 Apr 2016
Kerwin Young
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