​About Kevin

​Biography and activity information.
Kevin Rank is an advocate of contemporary music as well as a percussionist specializing in chamber and orchestral performance. Also passionate about education, Kevin appears as a guest artist and clinician in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

Selected projects include premieres and performances at Constellation Chicago; Enfield, New Hampshire's Shaker Museum; the University of Wisconsin – Parkside; and the Milwaukee Art Museum. Kevin was the resident percussionist with the [Untitled] Festival in Dallas, collaborated on the premiere concert of the SYZYGY new music ensemble, performed at WorldFest in Addison, Evenings at the Crow Collection of Asian Art, and Meadows at the Winspear with the Meadows Symphony Orchestra. Kevin also performed beside Drew Lang on the premiere of G. Bradley Bodine's work, Namaste: Concerto for Marimba and Percussion Ensemble. He has commissioned and premiered other new works by such composers as Daniel Morel, Alex Cooke, and Tim Feeney.

He has also performed with the Crescent Concert Series, the New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving, the Allen Philharmonic and the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra. Collaborators include Matt Albert, She-e Wu, Chris Deviney, Rolando Morales-Matos and Jamal Mohamed.

As an educator, Kevin has taught percussion through individual lessons, chamber ensembles and Winter Guard International and maintains a studio that brims with private students.

Students have performed at the Midwest Clinic (2011, 2012, 2015) and have auditioned successfully into the Cincinnati Conservatory, Northwestern University, the University of Texas at Austin, Texas All-State and All-Region Ensembles. He holds degrees from Rutgers University as well as Southern Methodist University, where he worked with eighth blackbird. His teachers include She-e Wu, Chris Deviney, Doug Howard, Kalman Cherry, Drew Lang, Ed Smith and Bob Becker. At the Fresh Inc Festival, he was fortunate to have the inspiring experience of working with Fifth House Ensemble.