Kevin von Kampen is an active percussionist and educator based in Tampa, FL. He is currently on the music faculty at the University of South Florida teaching percussion. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Percussion Performance from the University of Cincinnati College – Conservatory of Music, a Master of Music in Percussion Performance from the University of South Florida, and a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Kevin was previously the Percussion Director for the University of South Florida Herd of Thunder Marching Band, a percussion instructor for the University of Cincinnati Bearcat Marching Band, the director of the Cincinnati Youth Percussion Ensemble through CCM Prep, and a middle school and high school music teacher in the Hillsborough County Public School District.
As a performer, Kevin is active in solo, concerto, chamber, and large ensemble works. He appears on Baljinder Sekhon: Places and Times released by Innova Recordings, the McCormick Percussion Group recordings Plot: Music for Unspecified Instrumentation and Plugged and Unplugged: The Music of Ciro Scotto both released by Ravello Records, Patterns: Chamber Works released by Navona Records, and on USF Wind Ensemble at Carnegie Hall released by Mark Custom Recordings. Kevin is also active in commercial music, performing with touring artists such as “Weird Al” Yankovic, Michael Bolton, Irish Tenors, and Michael Amante, and with touring shows such as “In Dreams” – Roy Orbison Hologram Tour, Video Games Live, 4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince, Cirque Musica, and Rocktopia. His primary teachers include Rusty Burge, Jim Culley, Robert McCormick, Al Rometo, Tony Falcone, and Dana Murray.