Kevin took formal vocal training in Chicago, singing in professional choruses and opera choruses, including Carmen, La Boheme, and Magic Flute, all directed by Peter Sellars. Having studied theory and composition at the University of Akron School of Music, Kevin composed various choral pieces, string quartets, art songs, jazz arrangements, and popular songs over the last 35 years. Among these are a full score for an original musical: A Day in the Life – a 90 minute farce, and a libretto for Starboy, a short opera written by his composer twin brother, Keith Lay. Kevin is also an accomplished guitarist and singer currently feeding his creative spirit in the fertile Portland music scene. He is currently studying voice under Rebecca Stuhlbarg.
Kevin has performed in the Light Opera of Portland’s: