Kevin Krumenauer

 

Kevin Krumenauer is a Cleveland, Ohio based composer that strives to put the performer first. Through each project he seeks out new ways to make every piece as workable and accessible as possible.

His works have been performed in Paris, Capetown, South Africa, Atlanta, and Cleveland. The performance of his latest work Psalm 98, marked his first collaborative effort with fellow artists as part of Connect: A Multimedia Party at the Cleveland Public Theatre.

Kevin Krumenauer’s music studies began in his hometown of Atlanta where he attended Georgia State University studying composition with Susan Tepping and trombone with Richard Brady. Mr. Krumenauer moved to Cleveland in 2000, studying composition with Margaret Brouwer at the Cleveland Institute of Music. In the summer of 2002 he was invited to study composition at La Schola Cantorum in Paris, France where he studied with Michel Merlet of the Paris Conservatory. In addition he has studied privately with David Maslanka, who in turn has become a significant influence on his development as a composer.

As a composer, Mr. Krumenauer has composed actively for wind band, orchestral, and chamber music. He has had works performed by chamber groups from numerous symphonies including the Charlotte and West Virginia Symphonies and has had wind band music commissioned by the wind ensembles and orchestras of Illinois State University, The University of Alabama at Huntsville, Kent State University, and Case Western Reserve University as well as high schools in Illinois and Wisconsin. His works have been performed both regionally, nationally, and internationally. Mr. Krumenauer is recorded on Albany Records and his music is available at www.kevinkrumenauer.com.

An active educator, Mr. Krumenauer serves on the staff of the Cleveland Institute of Music and is a lecturer at Case Western Reserve University. In addition he sits on the Alumni Board of the Cleveland Institute of Music as well as the board of the Cleveland Arts Project. Mr. Krumenauer resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He is a member of ASCAP and Phi Mu, Music Honors Fraternity.

 
 

Education
2003 | Cleveland Institute of Music | Cleveland, OH
Master of Music in Composition
Composition with Dr. Margaret Brouwer and trombone performance with Thomas Klaber

July 2002 | La Schola Cantorom | Paris, France
Composition and Counterpoint Program
Coursework in composition and counterpoint with Michel Merlet, Paris Conservatory

1999  |  Georgia State University  |  Atlanta, GA
Bachelor of Music, Magna Cum Laude, Composition
Course work in theory, counterpoint, composition, and trombone performance

Full Bio
Kevin Krumenauer’s music studies began in his hometown of Atlanta where he attended Georgia State University studying composition with Susan Tepping and bass trombone with Richard Brady. Krumenauer moved to Cleveland in 2000, studying composition with Margaret Brouwer at the Cleveland Institute of Music. In the summer of 2002 he was invited to study composition at La Schola Cantorum in Paris, France. Since receiving his Masters in Music Composition from the Cleveland Institute of Music Mr. Krumenauer has made Cleveland his home and is currently exploring collaborative efforts with fellow artists and providing resources to engaging and innovative artists.

His works have been performed in Paris, Capetown, South Africa, Atlanta, and Cleveland. He has had works performed in Severance Hall by chamber groups from the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra. His work Ecclesiastical Visions was performed by the University of Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa and his violin Sonata Many-colored Roads was premiered at La Schola Cantorum in Paris. The performance of his latest work Psalm 98, marked his first collaborative effort with fellow artists as part of Connect: A Multimedia Party at the Cleveland Public Theatre.

He serves on the Alumni Board of the Cleveland Institute of Music and is on faculty at Lakeland Community College. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio. Kevin Krumenauer is a member of ASCAP.

Employment
May 2014 – Present
Cleveland Museum of Art | Cleveland, OH
Gallery One Support Tech

Aug 2014 – Present
Reed Schools of Music | Hudson, OH
Brass Faculty

Feb. 2008 – Present
Cleveland Institute of Music | Cleveland, OH
Distance Learning Presenter
Utilize video conference technology to present music curriculum to K – 12 classes
Classes taught include:

  • Math and Music
  • Lives of Great Composers: Beethoven, Verdi, Mozart, etc.
  • Impressionism
  • Mozart Math
  • Science of Sound
  • Flamenco

Jan. 2009 – Jan. 2017
Case Western Reserve Univ. | Cleveland, OH
Part-time Lecturer

  • Spring 2009 taught DANC 505 Music Resources for Contemporary Dance

Aug. 2009 – Dec. 2014
Christ Church Westshore | Bay Village, OH
Minister of Worship Arts

August 2007-Feb. 2009
E-Prep Academy | Cleveland, OH
Instructor of Piano and Composition

  • Developed curriculum in piano and music composition for 6th, 7th, and 8th grades
  • Created music and art program for Kindergarten classes

August 2005- June 2007
Lakeland Community College | Kirtland, OH
Adjunct Faculty Member
Position Responsibilities :

  • Technical Instruction in Audio Broadcasting
  • Instruction in Broadcast Media Technique
  • Directed students in installation, maintenance and operation of the student radio station

June 2001 – August 2005
WCLV 104.9 FM | Cleveland, OH
Audio Board Technician
Position Responsibilities :

  • Monitor broadcast program audio levels
  • Execute audio production responsibilities
  • Coordinate scheduling other audio board technicians
Composer Residencies
December 2016 | Tiffin, OH
Heidelberg University Youth Wind Ensemble

November 2016 | Wheaton, IL
Wheaton North HIgh School

May 2016 | Cleveland, OH
Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony

Spring 2011 | Huntsville, Alabama
University of Alabama-Huntsville

March 2010 | La Crosse, Wisconsin
Central High School

April 2009 | Normal, Illinois
Illinois State University

November 2007 | Huntsville, Alabama
University of Alabama-Huntsville

November 2007 | Normal, Illinois
Illinois State University

Commissions
November 2015
Contemporary Youth Orchestra collab. w/ DJ Doc Harrill

September 2015
Cleveland Youth Wind Ensemble

March 2015
La Ventus Saxophone Quartet

January 2014
Kent State University Orchestra

March 2011
Members of the Charlotte Symphony

June 2009
La Crosse Central High School

November 2006
Illinois State University

July 2006
Members of the Charlotte Symphony

October 2005
Participated in Connect, a multimedia performance at the Cleveland Public Theatre

October 2004
Case Western Reserve University

September 2002
Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra

Publications
Spring 2011
Making God Manifest Through the Arts, The Anglican Quarterly Volume 1, Issue 3

January 2008
Blue on Red, Works by Stamp, Krumenauer & Maslanka (2008), Albany Records, Troy CD 996

Organizations & Honors
2005- Present
Cleveland Institute of Music Alumni Board

2004 – Present
Member of ASCAP

1999 – Present
Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honors Fraternity

2002
Invitation to Study at La Schola Cantorum, Paris