Kenyon Wilson
Kenyon Wilson
composer | teacher | performer

  Dr. Kenyon Wilson



Kenyon Wilson is the Associate Professor of Low Brass and Music Theory at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Principal Tubist with the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra in Alabama and the Symphony Orchestra Augusta in Georgia. His past teaching positions include full-time appointments at Central Michigan University, Valdosta State University in Georgia, and the Baku Music Academy in Azerbaijan where he served as a Lecturing Fulbright Scholar. He has performed recitals in the United States, Canada, Japan, Germany, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Armenia. Dr. Wilson holds degrees from the University of Georgia, Baylor University, and Tennessee Technological University.

He contributed a chapter to the Guide to Tuba Repertoire: The New Tuba Source Book. He has several published compositions and arrangements, and in 2008 his music was the subject of an article in the Arts Section of the Wall Street Journal.

Dr. Wilson serves on the Board of Directors for the International Tuba/Euphonium Association.


  • Doctor of Musical Arts in Tuba PerformanceThe University of Georgia
  • Master of Music TheoryBaylor University
  • Bachelor of Science in Music EducationTennessee Technological University


  • Dragon Curve for trombone ensemble Commissioned by North Dakota Trombone Choir
  • Five for concert band Commissioned by the 68 members of the Chattanooga Memorial Commission Consortium
  • Quincunx for tuba/euphonium quartet and concert band Commissioned by the Hokusho Wind Ensemble (Japan)
  • Synergy for concert band Commissioned by the Tullahoma High School Band (TN)
  • Tuba Quartet No. 2 for tuba/euphonium quartet Commissioned by the Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble
  • Propreantepenultimate Tango for concert band Commissioned by the Tullahoma Middle School Band (TN)
  • Dance No. 3 for tuba/euphonium quartet Commissioned by the International Music Camp (ND)
  • Isle of Mann for trombone choir Commissioned by Morehead State University
  • Penultimate Tango for trombone choir Commissioned by Morehead State University
  • Dance No. 2 for tuba/euphonium quartet Commissioned by Dave Silden and the Charlotte Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble


  • Finalist, American Prize in Composition (2016)Wind Ensemble/Band Division
  • Carolyn Thompson and Roger Brown Community Engagement Award (2016)University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
  • Elizabeth Hamner Award for Scholarship (2016)Tuscaloosa Symphony Guild
  • First Place, Heartland Symphony Orchestra Composition Contest (2014)Heartland Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota
  • First Place, Hillcrest Wind Ensemble Composition Contest (2013)Hillcrest Wind Ensemble, San Diego, CA
  • Third Prize, Bone Therapy International Composition Contest (2011)International Trombone Festival
  • Herbert H. Reynolds Outstanding Young Alumnus (2009)Baylor University
  • Orpheus Award (2008)Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Music Fraternity, Beta Alpha Chapter
  • Outstanding Adjunct Faculty (2006)University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, College of the Arts
  • First Prize, Brass Division (2004)Co-Op Press Annual Recording Competition
  • Outstanding Young Alumnus (2003)Tennessee Technological University
  • Fulbright Scholar, Baku Music Academy, Azerbaijan (2002)U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program
  • Third Prize, Harvey Philips Tuba/Euphonium Quartet Composition Contest (1994)Indiana University Chapter of T.U.B.A.


  • Guide to the Tuba Repertoire: The New Tuba Source BookAssistant Editor, Music for Multiple Tubas
  • Music Through Time: An Appreciation of Music in Europe and AmericaContributing Editor, Supplemental Teaching Materials


  • ITEA Gem Series #18: Decimation for Euphonium DuetITEA Journal, Summer 2008
  • ITEA Composer Friend: Alfred BartlesITEA Journal, Fall 2007
  • The Great Danish/American Tubist August C. HellebergCo-authored with J├śrgen Voigt Arnsted, ITEA Journal, Winter 2006
  • A View from the Caucasus: Interviews with the Tuba Professors of Azerbaijan, Georgia, and ArmeniaITEA Journal, Fall 2003
  • The Solo Tuba Music of Robert Jager, Parts 1-4ITEA Journal, Spring 2002-Winter 2003

Five Tributes

Tampa Bay Symphony
Tampa Bay Symphony
Butler University


Chattanooga Symphony
Tuscaloosa Symphony