Kevin T. Padworski serves as the Artistic Director of The Colorado Chorale and Director of Vocal Music at Colorado Academy. Padworski performs extensively, and has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards declaring mastery in multiple disciplines: conducting, voice, saxophone, and keyboards. Professional appearances include the Colorado Repertory Singers, Colorado Choral Arts Society, Colorado Symphony, Colorado Symphony Chorus, Cincinnati Youth Choir, Dallas Symphony, DCINY Concerts Orchestra, Mid-America Concert Productions, Evans Choir, Jubilate Deo Chorale and Orchestra, Lamont Symphony Orchestra, New England Wind Ensemble, Opera Colorado, University of Denver, Stratus Chamber Orchestra, American Baptist Churches USA, and numerous collaborative and solo performances.

Padworski holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in conducting and literature from the University of Colorado, and the master and bachelor of music degrees in conducting and music education from the University of Denver and Eastern University. He is an active composer and writes for soloists, instrumental, and choral ensembles with a particular interest in creating robust and engaging orchestrations and accompaniments. Padworski’s music has been performed at local, state, regional, and national ACDA conferences, received international premieres in venues such as Carnegie Hall in New York City and the Votivkirke in Vienna, and his commissions have received accolades including recognition from Americans for the Arts. His works are available through, Santa Barbara Music Publishing, Hal Leonard, Pavane, and MusicSpoke.

Be BraveVoicing: SSA  Accompaniment: Piano, Cello, Percussion, Alto Sax, Glockenspiel  Performance Length: 5:13  Notation: Standard  Text Source: Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906)  Language: English  Seasonal/Liturgical Uses: Memorial Services, Spring  Descriptive Terms: Bravery, Gypsy, Hope, Jazz, Valse-musette  First Performance: May 01, 2017: Colorado Children’s Chorale, Debbie DeSantis, Boettcher Concert Hall, Denver, CO Text Setting Composer’s Notes Source for Scores (P:E 1090/1091~2020-Q2)