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Kerwin Young, born in New York City, is a prolific American composer and recording producer.


He has composed over 500 works, including concerti, ballets, opera, pop music, chamber music and symphonic works. In 2017 Kerwin composed his orchestral fantasy 'Season of Autocracy', performed by the University City Symphony Orchestra. He has also composed extensively for cinema, television and stage, for films including 'He Got Game', 'Tar', and 'Cut Me A New Path' and television including the series 'New York Undercover' (season 1), and the theme music for the KCPT/PBS 'Ruckus' and 'Arts Upload' which was nominated for an Emmy Award.


A member of Public Enemy and their infamous production team, the Bomb Squad (1987-2018), Young and the group were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013. Young is an iconic recording producer (Public Enemy, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, Mobb Deep, Eric B & Rakim).


In 2017, Young served as a Next Level / U.S. Cultural Ambassador in Egypt, teaching music composition, production, media scoring, and business.


Kerwin Young studied music composition at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance with Chen Yi, Zhou Long, and Jazz Messenger legend, Bobby Watson. He holds both a BM (2012) and an MM (2015) from UMKC.





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