Kevin Hartnett is an award-winning composer of music for orchestra, choir, chamber ensemble, and stage.  He has received honors from the American String Teachers Association (ASTA), the Music Educators National Conference (MENC), the Mizzou New Music Initiative, Boston Metro Opera, and the Longfellow Chorus.  Performers of all ages and experience levels have performed Kevin’s music across the United States and around the world, including such ensembles as The Zurich Chamber Singers, Kantorei of Kansas City, the Saint Louis University String Orchestra, the Columbia Civic Orchestra, and the Lee’s Summit Symphony.  His work has been featured by the Kansas Ambassadors of Music in Europe and the American Voices Association’s YES Academy in Iraq, Jordan, and Thailand as well as at such events as the Midwest Clinic, the MENC national convention, and the Missouri Music Educators Association conference.  Kevin earned a Bachelor of Music in Composition from the USC Thornton School of Music, a Master of Music in Composition from the IU Jacobs School of Music, and has been awarded residencies at Bowdoin International Music Festival, Brevard Music Center, and Orford Musique.  He is currently a faculty member and composer-in-residence at Renaissance Arts Academy in Los Angeles.