Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff

Kevin Fenske

Graduate Teaching Assistant
kevinfenske@utexas.edu

Kevin Fenske is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree in euphonium performance at The University of Texas at Austin and serves as a teaching assistant for the Longhorn Band and Longhorn Pep Band. He is a member of the University of Texas Wind Ensemble under the direction of Professor Jerry Junkin and studies euphonium under the tutelage of Charles Villarrubia. A native of Houston, Texas, Mr. Fenske earned a Bachelor of Music degree in music education from the University of Houston. During his time at the Moores School of Music, he was a member of the University of Houston Wind Ensemble, Moores School of Music Symphony Orchestra, UH Euphonium Choir, the “Spirit of Houston” marching band, and the Cougar Brass basketball band. 

While living in Houston and pursuing his undergraduate degree, Mr. Fenske taught euphonium master classes, low brass private lessons, and served as a marching band technician for several high schools throughout the Houston area. In the genre of marching and pageantry arts, he is a proud alumnus of the six-time DCI World Champion Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps from Santa Clara, California. Mr. Fenske has had the pleasure of working with the former Bands of America (BOA) Grand Nationals Champion, The Woodlands High School, and currently serves on the brass educational staff with the 2017 DCI Open Class Champion, Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets. As a euphonium soloist, he has been a distinguished semi-finalist in multiple international solo competitions, including the 2016 Leonard Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Festival Artist Solo Competition, as well as the 2014 & 2016 International Tuba Euphonium Conference (ITEC) Artist Solo Competition. 

Mr. Fenske is extremely excited about this new chapter of his life in Austin, Texas and to be a part of the Longhorn family and the Butler School of Music. His professional affiliations include Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, International Tuba Euphonium Association, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.