Texas’s Mesquite Symphony welcomes first composer in residence, Kevin Day

Posted on: June 18, 2019

“The Mesquite Symphony Orchestra recently welcomed its first composer-in-residence, Kevin Day,” reads an unsigned Thursday (6/13) article in Mesquite News (Mesquite, TX). “Selected by Music Director Felix Torres, Day will begin his residency with the start of the 2019-20 season for a two-year term through July 31, 2021. Day … graduated in May 2019 from Texas Christian University with a bachelor of music in instrumental performance, and will be pursuing a master of music in music composition at the University of Georgia in fall 2019. Q: How do you feel about being the first composer-in-residence for the Mesquite Symphony Orchestra? Day: I was really shocked when I got the call…. I’m looking forward to presenting new orchestra music to the city of Mesquite. Q: What are you looking forward to about the 2019-2021 seasons with Mesquite? Day: Being able to hear music that has been in my head (and on my computer) come to life…. The MSO will be premiering four new compositions of mine…. The MSO will also be performing a jazz-classical crossover piece of mine, Manhattan Nights, that was the grand prize winner for the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Young Composer Contest and was premiered back in 2017.”

Posted June 18, 2019