Kevin Lynch is a graduate of William Paterson University where he studied music education with a concentration in classical piano and voice. He holds a New Jersey Standard Teaching Certification for grades K-12. While at William Paterson, he studied piano under Gary Kirkpatrick & Warren Helms, and voice under Nan Guptill-Crain. He was presented with the Outstanding Musician Award, Legacy Scholar Award, and cum laude Latin honors for his academic and musical achievements. He was also a 2014 NJACT Perry Award Winner for Outstanding Music Direction for New Vision Players’ production of “Les Misérables”.
Currently, Kevin wears many hats as a freelance musician, transcriber & copyist, teacher, actor/comedian, writer, playwright, composer/lyricist, and provides a variety of music services in and around the New York/New Jersey area.
As a teacher, Kevin was formerly a staff accompanist at The Juilliard School in New York, NY where he voice coached and prepared dance students for professional Broadway, Off-Broadway, Regional theatre and collegiate auditions. He was the choral director and music teacher at Montville Township High School in Montville, NJ. In his tenure there, Kevin developed and implemented curriculum for the high school choral and music programs, theatre arts courses, music theory and advanced music theory courses and took on several roles as a supervisor and co-creator of the high school’s Gay-Straight Alliance and co-supervised the Drama Club.
He is currently the music director for Centenary Stage Company, located on the campus at Centenary University in Hackettstown, New Jersey. There, he teaches and conducts the musicals for the equity and university student shows. In addition, he has taught and developed music courses in voice, choral singing, music theory, audition preparation, and history of musical theatre for the Young Performers Workshop at Centenary University.
Kevin has music directed, worked with, performed, accompanied and coached a variety of ensembles, soloists and performers for many venues throughout New York, New Jersey and Florida. He’s had the privilege to work with Darren Criss (from Glee) as well as Kristin Chenoweth (original “Glinda” in Wicked). He has served as music director and conductor at the Mayo Performing Arts Center, piano accompanist for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, and continues to work with several other New Jersey and New York venues and theatres including Old Library Theatre, Plays In The Park, and Rhino Theatre. He served as music director, pianist, transcriber and copyist for Savage the Musicalin the 2019 NYMF in New York City.
Kevin is a member of the American Federations of Musicians Local 802 and the Dramatists Guild of America. Kevin has released an original EP album titled “It.” along with several singles that are available online. His original one-act play, NEXT, will be performed in New York City in July 2019. He also has a role playing “Eddie” in the comedy short film Awakening Arlene (2019). He is currently developing and creating a few original musicals and pieces which will eventually be developed and produced for the stage. His wish is to help and inspire others in their lives through the work he is continually doing.