Kelvyn Koning (he/him) specializes in composing for choir and theatre and in performing as a countertenor and pianist. He completed his Master of Music in Composition at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee and has been commissioned to write pieces for his alma mater as well as for Zeeland High School, Batesville High School, the Da Camera Singers, Quorum, and the Oriana Consort. He has written two children's musicals as well as three full-length musicals, one of which will be performed at the Regent Theatre in 2021. He was a staff accompanist at Calvin University and Aquinas College and has sung as a soloist with the Choral Scholars at the Beaver Island Baroque Festival. He is currently the Director of Music at First Baptist Church of Melrose and teaches private lessons and theatre classes at the All Newton Music School. He is a founding member of the Nightingale Vocal Ensemble and accompanies the choirs at Boston Latin School as well as voice lessons and musical theatre at Boston Conservatory. It is Kelvyn’s goal to foster empathy, healing, and social justice for individuals and communities through music by writing accessible music hybridized from a variety of genres including classical, jazz, gospel, folk, rock, pop, and show tunes. His philosophy is that different types of music can work together harmoniously to create new and beautiful things, just as different types of people can.
*Photography: Wesley Verge