Kevin Shah

Kevin Shah's Biography

Kevin Shah is a designer and educator in the world of marching arts. As a composer for winds and percussion, Kevin owns and operates projectRISEmusic.com, which features many of his works for marching band and percussion ensemble.

Kevin holds a BM in Percussion Performance from UCLA, where he studied with Mitchell Peters, and a MM in Percussion Performance from The Juilliard School, where he studied with Greg Zuber, Daniel Druckman, Gordon Gottlieb, Joseph Pereira and Roland Kohloff. He has performed with the Metropolitan Opera and the Pacific Symphony and has traveled to Europe, South Korea, Japan and Australia while performing with the UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra.

Kevin is involved in winter percussion and is the music designer for Arcadia High School (2011 Winter Guard International (WGI) Scholastic World Champions, 2016 WGI Scholastic World Bronze Medalists, 2017 WGI Scholastic World Silver Medalists, 2018 WGI Scholastic World Bronze Medalists) and Broken City Percussion (2016 WGI Independent World Bronze Medalists, 2017 WGI Independent World Silver Medalists, 2018 WGI Independent World Bronze Medalists). He also serves on both the WGI Board of Directors and Percussion Steering Committee.

As a longtime fan of drum corps, Kevin marched bass drum with Pacific Crest Drum & Bugle Corps in 1999 and 2000 and aged out with the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum & Bugle Corps in 2002. He served as Sound Designer for the Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps from 2010 – 2013 and as Front Ensemble Arranger for the Mandarins Drum & Bugle Corps in 2013 and 2014. Kevin joined the Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps in 2014 and serves as Creative Director and a composer/arranger. He also serves on the Drum Corps International (DCI) Rules and Systems Task Force (RSTF).

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