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|Teaching Interests:||Trombone, Low Brass, Brass Ensemble|
Kevin M. McManus holds a Bachelor of Science degree in music education from Penn State University, a Graduate Performer's Certificate from SUNY Purchase Conservatory, and a master's degree from Carnegie Mellon University. His primary teachers include: Matty Shiner, Mark L. Lusk, Robert D. Hamrick, Peter Sullivan, Murray Crewe, James Markey, Ronald Spang, Jim Pugh, Dick Nash, and Randy Purcell. Mr. McManus has performed on Broadway in New York City and completed two First National Tours of the shows "Urinetown: the Musical" and "Little Women the Broadway Musical." In the summer of 2009, Mr. McManus was a featured soloist in Pittsburgh's Civic Light Opera production of "Swing!" Kevin was also featured alongside Bill Wartrous, Dick Nash, Bill Tole, George Roberts and Harry Betts at the 2009 NAMM show in Los Angeles, California. He has performed with such artists as Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra Jr., Josh Groban, Wayne Newton, Aretha Franklin, Pattie LaBelle, Glen Campbell, Maureen McGovern, Isaac Hayes, Lou Rawls, Gloria Gaynor, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Don Rickles, and Regis Philbin. He has performed with the Pittsburgh and Wheeling Symphony Orchestras and the River City and Reunion Brass Bands. Mr. McManus is the founder and leader of The Bone Forum, a jazz 10 trombone ensemble with rhythm section, and The Collective Jazz Octet, a swingin' eight piece jazz chamber ensemble. Kevin can be seen internationally on the PBS "My Music" and "American Soundtrack" series. Mr. McManus is currently on the faculties of Seton Hill, Waynesburg, and Frostburg State Universities and The Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School. His extensive knowledge of ensemble playing, repertoire, and rehearsal techniques for groups of all ages have brought Kevin invitations to appear as guest conductor and clinician throughout America.