UCF Music Department
Kirk Gay

Kirk Gay

  • Associate Instructor

kgay@mail.ucf.edu
407-823-5968
Campus Location: PACM207
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Mr. Gay obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Percussion Performance from Northern Illinois University. He later went on to study with Paul Yancich and Richard Weiner at the Cleveland Institute of Music where he received his Master's Degree in Timpani Performance.

Mr. Gay marched in Star of Indiana Drum & Bugle Corps from 1986 - 1989 where he was 1989 DCI Timpani Individuals Champion and two time DCM Timpani Individuals Champion. He has taught and written for many drum and bugle corps including The Crossmen, Phantom Regiment, Magic of Orlando and The Yokohama Inspires from Japan. Mr. Gay was head arranger and caption head with Phantom Regiment in 1996 when they were DCI Champions. He has also written for many bands across the country including Cypress Creek H.S. (FL), Churchill H.S. (TX) and Northrop H.S. (IN).

In 1998, Mr. Gay toured Europe with the New World Symphony under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas. He has performed with the Walt Disney World Orchestra, The Fort Wayne Philharmonic, The Orlando Philharmonic and currently is the Principal Percussionist with The Brevard Symphony Orchestra.

At UCF, Mr. Gay teaches student lessons and is the director of "Black Steel", the UCF steel drum ensemble. He is an endorser and clinician for Pro-Mark sticks and Sabian Cymbals.

Education

  • M.M. in Percussion Performance from Cleveland Institute of Music (1993)
  • B.M. in Percussion Performance from Northern Illinois University (1991)

Selected Publications

Musical compositions

  • Timpani lessons seeming a little sluggish? Pauken solos need some revving up? Pedal to the Kettle goes under the hood to address the demands placed on today's emerging timpanists, bringing new life to learning and performance on this instrument. With an inventive sequence of 2- and 4-drum etudes ranging from beginning to advanced, Kirk J. Gay steers you through a logical and entertaining course.

    The etudes are presented in a sequence that graduates in difficulty while focusing on common challenges faced in modern and classic repertoire - all while maintaining a very musical approach with pieces that are fun to play! Concluding with a crowd-pleasing collection of concert solos, this book fuels you with an effective repertoire of 38 pieces from which to fine-tune your timpani lessons, contests, and recitals.

Courses

No courses found for Summer 2014.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
80507 MUN2442 Percussion/mallet Ensemble Face2Face M,W 12:30PM - 1:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
80344 MUN3813 Steel Drum Ensemble Face2Face F 12:30PM - 1:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
80518 MUS1010 Music Forum Face2Face Tu,Th 12:00PM - 1:15PM Available
No Description Available
80703 MUS1010 Music Forum Face2Face Tu,Th 12:00PM - 1:15PM Available
No Description Available
80519 MUS3953 Recital Performance Ⅰ Face2Face 12:00AM - 1:00AM Not Online
No Description Available
80522 MUS4954 Recital Performance Ⅱ Face2Face 12:00AM - 12:00AM Not Online
No Description Available
80795 MVP1411 Percussion Ⅰ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Available
No Description Available
80796 MVP2421 Percussion Ⅱ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Available
No Description Available
81215 MVP3431 Percussion Ⅲ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Available
No Description Available
81323 MVP3431 Percussion Ⅲ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Available
No Description Available
81324 MVP4441 Percussion Ⅳ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Available
No Description Available
90313 MVP5451 Percussion Ⅴ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Available
No Description Available
90314 MVP6461 Percussion Ⅵ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Available
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
10647 MVP1411 Percussion Ⅰ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
10648 MVP2421 Percussion Ⅱ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
10697 MVP3431 Percussion Ⅲ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
11264 MVP3431 Percussion Ⅲ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available

No courses found for Summer 2015.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
81053 MUN3813 Steel Drum Ensemble Face2Face F 12:30PM - 1:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
81224 MUS1010 Music Forum Face2Face Tu,Th 12:00PM - 1:15PM Not Online
No Description Available
81406 MUS1010 Music Forum Face2Face Tu,Th 12:00PM - 1:15PM Not Online
No Description Available
81225 MUS3953 Recital Performance Ⅰ Face2Face 12:00AM - 10:00AM Not Online
No Description Available
81228 MUS4954 Recital Performance Ⅱ Face2Face 12:00AM - 12:00AM Not Online
No Description Available
81490 MVP1411 Percussion Ⅰ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
81491 MVP2421 Percussion Ⅱ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
81890 MVP3431 Percussion Ⅲ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
81993 MVP3431 Percussion Ⅲ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
81994 MVP4441 Percussion Ⅳ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
82777 MVP5451 Percussion Ⅴ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
82778 MVP6461 Percussion Ⅵ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available

No courses found for Spring 2016.

Updated: May 28, 2015

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