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On these pages, you will find collections of writings. Musings tend to be reflections on matters musical and beyond. The Amusings are meant to entertain. Please explore at your leisure.

Musings/Amusings

​​On these pages, you will find collections of writings. Musings tend to be reflections on matters musical and beyond. The Amusings are meant to entertain. Please explore at your leisure.

Doubting Scholars Music is dedicated to sharing and promoting the music of Kevin Hanlon.

 

Yes, that's me.

 

Like a growing number of composers, I have learned that self promotion and self-publication is the best option in the current cultural climate. 

 

This website includes information about rentals and commissions. 

Purchasing information will be located in the Music section of the website as part of the information about  each piece of music.

Below, you will find links to bios, but I would prefer that you explore the music itself and invite you to start with a musical collage to get some idea about the diversity of my compositional output.

The variety of my music is the logical outgrowth of enthusiasms, influences and experiences that include;

  • Playing in a progressive underground band (Symbol) that opened for Alice Cooper and the MC5 in the early 70s

  • Singing operatic roles in Rigoletto and Hansel und Gretel

  • Conducting orchestral works including pieces by Bach and Mahler

  • Backing up Bobby Vinton and Gary US Bonds on guitar

  • Having my orchestra music performed by the Chicago Symphony and The Saint Louis Symphony among many others

  • Performing in the inter-arts ensembles, Some Things Happening and New Arts Collective

  • Playing guitar in the jazz ensembles at The Eastman School of Music

  • Performing as a vocal soloist with the South Bend Symphony

  • Sitting in on pub sessions in the West Counties of Ireland

  • Degrees in music composition from Indiana University in South Bend, The Eastman School of Music and the University of Texas at Austin

  • Playing with Doc Severinsen and Wynton Marsalis

  • Conversing with John Cage and Leonard Bernstein about music

  • Performing with improvisation ensembles BL Lacerta and Gouge

  • Extensive study and performance of German art song

  • Multiple residencies at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

  • Commissions from The Brooklyn Philharmonic and Loyola Marymount University and many others

  • Recording at Chess Records in Chicago

 

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