Kevin Shah is an active designer and educator in the the world of the marching arts. Residing in Southern California, Kevin serves as music designer and wind arranger for several programs including: Upland High School (2014 WBA Grand Champions), Arcadia High School, Mission Viejo High School and Nogales High School.
Kevin is also very involved in winter percussion and is the front ensemble designer for Arcadia High School (2011 WGI Scholastic World Champions), Nogales High School, Mission Viejo High School, Canyon High School and Orange County Independent Percussion. Previously, Kevin has written for George Mason University (2012 WGI Independent Open Champion) and has served as a consultant for Rhythm X. Kevin is also a member of the WGI percussion steering committee.
As a longtime fan of drum corps, Kevin marched bass drum with Pacific Crest in 1999 and 2000 and aged out with the Santa Clara Vanguard in 2002. Kevin served as the Sound Designer for the Bluecoats from 2010 – 2013, and was the Front Ensemble Arranger for the Mandarins in 2013 and 2014. Kevin joined the Blue Knights in 2014 and serves as Music Coordinator and as a Percussion Arranger.
Kevin holds a B.M. in percussion performance from UCLA where he studied with Mitchell Peters, and an M.M. in percussion performance from the Juilliard School of Music where he studied with Greg Zuber, Daniel Druckman, Gordon Gottlieb, Joseph Pereira, and the late Roland Kohloff. As a percussionist, Kevin has performed with the Metropolitan Opera, the Pacific Symphony, and has traveled to Europe, South Korea, Japan, and Australia while performing with the UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra. Kevin owns and operates projectRISEmusic.com which features many of his works for marching band and indoor percussion ensemble.