Kevin Leomo is a Glasgow-based composer who writes primarily for acoustic instrumental forces. He graduated with an MMus in composition from the University of Glasgow under the supervision of Professor Bill Sweeney and Dr. Jane Stanley. Kevin is currently undertaking doctoral studies with Jane Stanley, focussing on cross-cultural composition.
Kevin Leomo is a Glasgow-based composer who who writes primarily for acoustic instrumental forces. His works have been performed by Psappha Ensemble, Ensemble Okeanos, Oregon Composers’ Symposium Guest Artists, Ensemble Móbile, TaiHei Ensemble, and Glasgow New Music Expedition.
Kevin graduated from the University of Glasgow with an MMus in composition by research, completed under the supervision of Professor Bill Sweeney and Dr. Jane Stanley. Kevin is now undertaking doctoral studies with Jane Stanley, with his research investigating aspects of cross- cultural composition. Kevin is a graduate teaching assistant for the course Composition in the Classroom.
Kevin has attended conferences and courses including Sound Thought, Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium with James MacMillan, British Forum for Ehtnomuiscology and Royal Musical Association joint Research Students’ Conference, CoMA Composition Course with Alasdair Nicolson, and Psappha Ensemble Composing for Flute Scheme.
In addition to composition, Kevin is interested in music education and has participated in projects at both primary and secondary school level. During his master’s, Kevin worked closely with his supervisor to implement a composition mentoring scheme which involved students from Glasgow secondary schools who were provided tuition on a regular basis.
Kevin is also passionate about the promotion of postgraduate practice and research in music. Since 2015, he has been involved with Sound Thought, an annual postgraduate-run conference and festival of music and sound research, composition, and performance. In 2016, Kevin facilitated the premiere of four new works by Glasgow New Music Expedition. Kevin was committee chair for Sound Thought 2017 and oversaw the tenth anniversary of Sound Thought.