Get to know Kevin
Kevin is a native of Freetown, Sierra Leone, West Africa, where he spent most of his childhood as a young choirboy and organist at the age of fourteen. He relocated to the U.S in 2015 and started his musical studies at the Prince George’s Community College under the baton of Dr. Nakia Verner and Gary Kirkeby. He graduated from the Johns Hopkins Peabody Institute with a B.M in Music Performance (organ/voice-opera) Degree, while studying with world renowned organists Dr. John Walker, Dr. Daniel Aune and American baritone William Sharp. Currently he is pursuing his Masters in Organ Performance and Opera performance at the same university. Kevin also serves the Johns Hopkins university community as the Music Director, organist and pianist at Saint Phillip and James Catholic Church (university parish). He has performed as piano accompanist and organist for numerous churches, choral groups and orchestral groups in the Washington D.C Metropolitan area such as DC Strings based in DC, Six Degree Singers, based in Silver Spring, Epiphany Episcopal Church, District Heights, Saint Phillips Episcopal Church, DC, and Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Takoma Park. A few highlights of his operatic singing experience include the role of High Priest in the Peabody Opera production of Handel’s baroque masterpiece, Semele, and Don Alfonso in Italian Mozart’s opera Cosi Fan Tutte. Kevin frequently performs as a soloist in the Peabody Organ Department’s Virtual Halloween Concert done annually. In recent productions, he has been featured as a bass soloist in Leonard Bernstein’s Mass conducted by Marin Aslop, Simone in Italian Pucinni’s opera Gianni Schicci, Mr Collins in the world stage premier of of the opera Pride and Prejudice and Crebillion in Pucinni’s opera La Rondine. Kevin currently freelances as a professional singer, organist, and piano instructor.