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Herb Alpert Music Center

Full-Time Faculty

Kevin Kelly

Kevin Kelly

Professor, Composition, Theory

Contact Info

Office: All offices are currently closed.
Email: kellykj@laccd.edu

Biographical Statement:

Kevin Kelly is a Los Angeles-based composer, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Born July 6, 1978 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, he completed his bachelor's degree in composition at West Chester University, where his principal teachers were Robert Maggio and Larry Nelson. He was awarded a Ph.D. in composition from the University of Pennsylvania in 2005, where he studied with Jay Reise, James Primosch, Anna Weesner, and Ingrid Arauco. He has also studied with Samuel Adler, Philip Lasser, Narcis Bonet and Michel Merlet while participating in the summer composition program at La Schola Cantorum in Paris, France. 

Personal Statement:

Among Dr. Kelly's awards and scholarships are: a prize in the National Guild of Community Schools for the Arts' Young Composers Competition; recognition as a regional winner in the 1999 SCI/ASCAP Student Composition Competition; the William Penn Fellowship from the University of Pennsylvania; and the Theodore Presser Scholarship from West Chester University. An active singer-songwriter, he has played his music throughout the United States and Western Europe with the eclectic chamber-folk ensemble Homesick Elephant (www.homesickelephant.com). Dr. Kelly is on the faculty of Los Angeles City College, where he teaches composition, harmony, musicianship, orchestration, counterpoint, and songwriting.

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Los Angeles City College | 855 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles California 90029

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Phone: 323.953.4000

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Emergency: 323.953.2911