Welcome to the web site of Kevin Robison, a sought-after musician known for his eclectic palate of musical abilities and compositional styles. As a music director, he has conducted professional productions of Sweeney Todd, Carousel, Into the Woods, as well as twenty other Broadway musicals in regional theaters on both the East and West Coasts. Committed to both professional and educational theatre, he is known for his expertise in teaching musical theatre performance, and specializes in working with actors who have yet to explore their singing ability. He served as the Resident Director of Music for Pacific Conservatory Theatre for 7 years before coming to Atlanta where he spent a decade developing the genre of choral theatre with the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus, serving as the organization’s only full-time artistic director. Most recently he was music director for The Harvey Milk Show, presented as part of the 35th anniversary of Atlanta’s highly acclaimed Actor’s Express.
As a composer and arranger, he creates music that is both sophisticated and accessible to both a wide range of concert-goers and to the performers who regularly commission his work. Best known for his choral music, Kevin has received over one-hundred commissions from ensembles throughout the US, and his work has been recorded and performed by New York City Gay Men’s Chorus, Turtle Creek Chorale, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, Seattle Men’s Chorus and a host of other ensembles. His original work for chorus and orchestra, Libertad, was premiered by the ensembles of Voices of Note in 2016.
His career has afforded him collaborations both great and small with Broadway performers such as Susan Egan, Malcolm Gets, Joanna Gleason, Billy Porter and Jason Graae, as well as Lily Tomlin, Doris Roberts, Yeardley Smith, Miss Coco Peru and Kate Clinton. As assistant conductor of Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, he collaborated with composers Jerry Herman and John Kander on tributes to their work, toured five countries in South America, and conducted a special performance in honor of Sir Elton John. While in Los Angeles he was pianist for two plays by Del Shores: Sordid Lives (with members of the movie cast), and The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife with Octavia Spencer, both under the direction of Mr. Shores.
His choral music can be found in the catalogues of Hal Leonard, Oxford University Press, Alfred Music Publishing, and online at Sheet Music Plus. Other arrangements of public domain material as well as original work can be found on this web site. For questions about any of Kevin’s work or to contact him directly, use the contact form in the top right corner.
Music director for MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG in concert at Actor’s Express (Atlanta) October 5 & 6, 2018.
Music director for CABARET at Oglethorpe University (Atlanta) October, 2018.
CHORAL MUSIC HIGHLIGHTS:
There Is No Rose – Traditional Text, Music by Kevin Robison