Vince Kenney

DMA, Euphonium Performance, Adjunct Instructor of Low Brass - East Central University, Adjunct Instructor of Music - North Central Texas College

Hometown:  Bloomington/Normal, Illinois

Member of The North Texas Euphonium Quartet:

     -Guest Artist Recitals: Midwest Tuba Euphonium Regional Conference (2013), Baylor University, Oklahoma State University, Sam Houston State University, Eastman School of Music, University of Nebraska at Kearney (2014), Texas Music Educators Association Clinic/Convention (2015), South Central Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference (2015), South East Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference (2015), Great Plains Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference (2015) 

     -Commission and Premiere, Squarauqs (2014) and Quiuq (2015) by Joseph Pinson, Euphonium Quartet

     -Commission and Premiere, Tipping Point (2015) by Patrick Geren, Euphonium Quartet

     -Commission and Premiere, Eyeless in Gaza (2015) by Steven Darling, Euphonium Quartet

Awards and Honors:

     -3rd place, Leonard Falcone International Euphonium Artist Competition, 2014, 2015

     -Semi Finalist, Euphonium Artist and Euphonium Mock ITEC 2014

     -2nd place, MWRTEC Artist Solo Competition, 2011

     -Finalist, ITEC Tuba Quartet Competition, 2010

     -Semi-finalist, Leonard Falcone International Euphonium Student Competition, 2007

     -1st chair, IMEA All-State Honor Band, 2007

Previous Degrees and Universities:

     -Bachelor of Music Education and Euphonium Performance, University of Illinois, 2011

     -M.M. Euphonium performance, University of North Texas, 2014

Goals: To be the best musician I can and to be the first euphonium player with a bottled water sponsorship.

Hobbies and Interests: College football and basketball, running/swimming, theology, and semi-professional wrestling.

Favorite quote: "To love is to will the good of another" -Saint Thomas Aquinas; "Dasani. Just drink it." -Me

Favorite color: Orange and Blue

Favorite non-euphonium-related artist/band/etc.: I only listen to the greats -Shaniah, Mariah, Whitney, and Celine

Favorite euphonium solo: Fantasie Originale by Ermano Picchi, ed. Simone Mantia