KEVIN HAYWARD is a Canadian composer and trumpet player from Toronto, Ontario, currently studying trumpet performance and composition at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Music, where he is privileged to study with Anita McAlister and Yuhan Zhou. He has collaborated as a composer with the Weston Silver band and was the winner of the 2020 Hannaford Youth Band young composers’ competition. 

His fanfare ‘New Beginnings’ was recently performed at the 2024 University of Toronto New Music Festival by the U of T Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Gillian Mackay. 

Kevin has performed with the Weston Silver Band, the Etobicoke Philharmonic, Mississauga Symphony, and North York Concert Orchestras, and was a finalist in the 2021 Hannaford Youth Band Rising Stars solo competition. 

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