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Kevin Kaisershot

CountryUnited States of America
OccupationArranger, Composer, Conductor, Performer, Teacher
CategoriesClassical, Contemporary

Mr. Kaisershot earned a bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he graduated with honors. He received his Masters Degree in Trumpet Performance from Illinois State University where in addition to playing in the Faculty Brass Quintet, he was also the Graduate Assistant and Assistant Conductor in the ISU Band Department. He has done additional postgraduate work at Northern Illinois University (Supervisory Endorsement) and Vandercook College of Music. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the International Trumpet Guild, Illinois Music Educators Association, MENC and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. He was a finalist for Kane County (IL) Educator of the Year where he received the Distinguished Educator Award. He also received an Award of Recognition from the Illinois State Board of Education as part of their "Those Who Excel" program.

Recognized as one of the foremost achievers in his field, Mr. Kaisershot has been included in numerous editions of Marquis’ Who’s Who in America as well as many former students nominating him for Who’s Who of America’s Teachers.

As a conductor and clinician, Mr. Kaisershot has become well traveled throughout the Midwest. Internationally recognized as a composer/arranger, especially of music for trumpet and brass in general, his music has achieved critical acclaim. His music has been performed not only in the United States, but also in several other countries including Japan, Korea, Canada, Denmark, Switzerland, England, Norway and Germany. His band, orchestra and solo/ensemble compositions are presently on several state contest lists including Wisconsin and Texas. He has won several awards for his band compositions, including the distinction that his march entitled Spectre of Fortune was adopted by the State of Massachusetts Lion’s Club Organizations as their official march. Most recently he won the ASCAP/MENC composition competition wherein his march entry was selected as "The Music Teachers March." He is also a fifteen consecutive year recipient of the annual ASCAP standard awards for his contributions to the advancement of American/Educational music.

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