Nicholas A. Kenney
Martin C. Reynolds
Dr. Nicholas A. Kenney holds the Bachelor of Music from Western Carolina University and the Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Nebraska. He has performed in venues around the globe, including the Conservatorium in Brisbane, Australia, the historic Waterford Opera House in Waterford, Ireland and New York’s famous Carnegie Hall. An award-winning soloist, he won both North Carolina and Nebraska’s MTNA competitions twice, the 2006 Western Carolina University Concerto Competition, and in 2009, he was named a finalist in the International Horn Competition of America. Additionally, he has performed with the St. Louis Symphony, the Kansas City Symphony, the Omaha Symphony, and many others.
Dr. Kenney is an active teacher and clinician. He has taught master classes in Italy, Mexico, and all across the USA. He served as adjunct professor of horn at UNC-Pembroke (2013-2014) and Concordia University of Nebraska (2009-2010) and is currently Associate Professor of horn at Southeast Missouri State University.
Dr. Kevin Tague joined the faculty of Southeast Missouri State University as Assistant Professor of Trumpet in the fall of 2018. Prior to his appointed at SEMO, he taught at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Academy for the Arts, Liberty High School in Henderson, NV, the University of Denver, and the Denver School of the Arts. While in Las Vegas, he regularly performed on the the Las Vegas Strip as well as with headlining acts including The Temptations, The O'Jays, Kirk Whalum, Take 6, Mannheim Steamroller, and others. He has performed with the Las Vegas Philharmonic and the Henderson Symphony in addition to being featured as a soloist with the Las Vegas Brass Band and the Ibis Ensemble in Trinidad and Tobago. Dr. Tague has also toured internationally and performed with musical theater productions in Chicago, Denver, and Las Vegas. He can be heard as lead or principal trumpet on recordings for Klavier Records, Dazzle Recordings, Albany Records, Interscope Digital and others. Dr. Tague holds degrees from DePaul University (BM), the University of Denver (MM), and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (DMA)
Dr. Martin C. Reynolds, professor of music, was appointed director of bands at Southeast in the fall 2010. His duties include directing the Southeast Missouri State Marching Band, as well as the Southeast Wind Symphony and Concert Bands. He also delivers instruction in the music education sequence. Reynolds received the Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Central Arkansas, the Master of Music in trombone performance from the University of Maryland and the Doctor of Musical Arts in conducting from the University of Arizona.
Dr. Reynolds has multiple years experience teaching in K-12 public schools and in higher education. He also has worked with Radio City Music Hall and the Walt Disney Company as a conductor and trombonist. Reynolds frequently guest conducts, clinics, and adjudicates ensembles both nationally and internationally.