BIOGRAPHY

Kevin A. Memley is a choral composer and pianist with over 65 published works to his credit.  His music has been performed around the world.  He has conducted his works in Carnegie Hall, has been featured prominently in ACDA conventions, and is commissioned frequently for new works.  Kevin's music is published through Pavane, G. Schirmer, GIA/Walton, Gentry, John Rich Music Press and Epiphany House.  He has also composed, orchestrated and conducted for three feature films.


Kevin's musical education was primarily self-taught and through private instruction.  He began studying the piano at age 5 and continued through 17, where his interests in composition, accompanying and directing began to blossom.  His love for choral music developed with the friendship and guidance of his mentor, Dan Bishop.  The two have forged a musical relationship spanning 30 years and have received Command Performance marks in several national choral competitions.


Memley is currently the full time Music Minister of the Kingsburg Community Church.  He directs the choir and encourages musical literacy in the Kingsburg community.  He holds a Designated Subjects Credential in Multimedia from Fresno Pacific University and has taught music in public schools for 28 years.  For almost 20 years, he has accompanied the San Joaquin Chorale in Fresno, CA.


Kevin is an active member of the American Choral Directors Association.  He lives in Fresno, CA, with his wife Melody and three sons, Mark, John and Kyle.