Kennedy Verrett | Instructor Bio

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  • About Kennedy:
    Kennedy Verrett is an innovative composer and music educator whose imaginative work can be heard across the music spectrum. His compositional vocabulary is sought after by many collaborators who seek an authentic musical experience. As a music educator, the fundamental philosophy of docendo discimus , or ‘by teaching, we learn’ is the driving energy of Kennedy’s teaching style. Coupled with Orff and Kodaly teaching methods, students learn about music in a fun and inviting way, unlocking their unique musical perspective.

    Kennedy has performed with many ensembles, including the Monroe Symphony Orchestra and Fullerton Woodwind Quintet, playing bassoon and contrabassoon. Additionally, Kennedy performs on piano and an assortment of exotic instruments, including didjeridu and duduk and can be heard on various soundtrack recordings.

    Highly talented and expressive with the baton, he has served as conductor of the Monroe Symphony Youth Honors Orchestra, has guested with a variety of groups from coast to coast, and conducts most of his own soundtrack recording sessions. This background as an orchestral musician, conductor, and player of orchestral and exotic instruments offers Kennedy an unparalleled perspective in the workings and abilities of a wide range of ensembles in the marriage of sound, visuals, and emotion. His expansive and eclectic experience, united with his limitless imagination, allows him to offer in his music and teaching, an incredibly broad pallet of musical timbre and philosophies.

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