Kevin Purrone


Kevin Purrone is an active performer, creative musician, music technologist and educator. As a soloist and collaborative artist, he has performed throughout the United States and Europe, at Bruno Walter Hall, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall (New York), Herculessaal (Munich), Concertgebouw "de doelen" Kleine Zaal (Rotterdam, Netherlands) Beethoven Hall (San Antonio), and at many universities and colleges in the United States. He also can be heard on Ken Burn's film, "Coney Island" , the Metropolitan Museum of Art's (New York) "Merchants and Masters," (New York) and "The Man Haters," a silent movei for which Dr. Purrone improvised, composed and performed the solo piano sound track. His repertoire includes a variety of styles, including the classics, jazz, contemporary, and improvised music.

As a composer, Dr. Purrone writes music for a variety of instrumental and vocal combinations, including piano, chorus, jazz ensemble and electronic media.

Sound files of his pieces are available on his web page, and midi files are posted on the internet's "The Classical Midi Collection."

He received a Research Award (Texas Tech University) for work in computer algorithmic programming, and recently has been awarded prizes for his compositions by the Percussive Arts Society and the Sinfonia Foundation.

A native of Connecticut, Kevin Purrone began giving music instruction while still a teenager. Since then, he has served on the faculties of Indiana University, Bassick High School, (Bridgeport, CT), the University of New Haven, and Texas Tech University before assuming his present position as a member of the music faculty of the Ball State University School of Music.

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