Kevin Gunia is a composer, pianist, and educator. He has composed solo and chamber works, large ensemble music, and collaborative pieces such as opera scenes and works for dance. His work has been recognized through the NJ Music Educators Association and the National Association for Music Education, as well as through the Mason Gross Extension Division. Gunia is the recipient of the 2021–2022 George Lynn Memorial Award. He has written for ensembles such as ~Nois Saxophone Quartet, the Ivalas Quartet (quartet in residence at the Juilliard School), and the Boulder Altitude Directive.

From 2016 to 2020, Gunia served as the organist for Rossmoor Community Church in Monroe, NJ. He was formerly the organist at Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church in Princeton, NJ. At Rutgers University, he was the student director of the Undergraduate New Music Ensemble for two years. He also performed with Helix!, the graduate new music ensemble. Gunia also works as a freelance accompanist and music transcriber. He has transcribed the ten disc improvisations of George Gershwin, as well as works by Dana Suesse and Jelly Roll Morton.

As a pianist, Gunia has performed solo recitals, as well as collaborative programs. He has been a featured performer at the Historic Sutter Creek Ragtime Festival in Sutter Creek, CA, and the West Coast Ragtime Festival in Sacramento, CA. Composers have written new works for Gunia to perform.

 

Gunia will begin a Ph.D. in Music Composition at the University of Oregon in Fall 2022. He graduated with a master's degree from the University of Colorado Boulder, where he studied with Carter Pann and Michael Theodore. He completed undergraduate studies at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, where he studied with Charles Fussell, Robert Aldridge, and Scott Ordway.

You can view my CV here.

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