Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
beaukenyon

The first Composer-in-Residence for the Boston Public Library, Beau Kenyon prioritizes projects that expand accessibility of new music through installations, site-specific work, multidisciplinary collaborations, and education outreach. His work has been featured in live performance installations throughout the city of Boston, often collaborating with and gaining inspiration from choreographers, authors, artists, and scientists. His music has also been performed in concert halls, breweries, and gatherings throughout the United States, South America, and Europe.

Beau Kenyon works with educational organizations to create and implement new programs while developing an existing infrastructure.  With a mind toward sustainable and targeted expansion, Kenyon consults on vision and strategic planning, creating key relationships + partnerships, and finding creative solutions to potential impediments. His projects have included the founding of a music program for private study, designing + implementing academic enrichment courses with an aim toward interdisciplinary curriculum design, and creating a multi-faceted summer camp for elementary-aged students.

Additionally, Kenyon has published music cognition research under the direction of Nadine Gaab {Harvard and Boston Children's Hospital} in 2014.  During this time, he executed an adult behavioral study that examined the relationship between musical study and Executive Function, published in the PLoS (2014). Kenyon is also proud to serve on the Advisory Board for WGBH. 

I Have Worked With

  • July 2017

    Commissioned to create two separate sound art installations to pair with their two exhibits: Mapping Climate Through History and Beneath our Feet. Both sound installations are centered on a reaction to climate change and environmental advocacy.

  • June 2017

    I collaborated with choreographer, Michelle Chassé, of the Boston Conservatory for my piece, And all the men and women merely players. It was a deconstruction of Shakeshpeare's As You Like It, performed as a live music and dance installation at the Boston Public Library.

  • May 2017

    I collaborated with the Arneis Quartet for two pop-up performances, including education outreach, for the Boston Public Library Branches. Performances included excerpts of my piece, Family Portraits for String Quartet.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Beau
Job Title/Position: 
Composer
Physical Address: 
42 Worcester Square, apt. 9
Boston, MA 02118
Last Name: 
Kenyon
Phone: 
617-306-7589

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Composition
Additional Disciplines: 
Humanities - Literature
Literature - Poetry
Literature - Spoken Word
Media - Radio
Multi-Disciplinary
Music - Composition
Theater - Playwriting
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Incarcerated (or Formerly Incarcerated) Individuals
LGBTQ Populations
Native American Tribes
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Veteran/Active Duty Military Personnel
Youth-At-Risk
Languages Available: 
Spanish
Institution/Business Type: 
Artists (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Curriculum Development
Exhibitions
Funding
Performance / Concert / Reading
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Writing Services
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
10
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Education: 
Berklee College of Music (B.M.)
Tufts University (M.A.)
Awards: 
Composer in Residence: Boston Public Library, 2016-2017
Collaborative Residency: SÍM Residency (Reykjavík, Iceland), 2016
Composer in Residence: Tufts in Talloires (France), 2007
Composer in Residence: Friends of Music Association (Cyprus), 2005

I am a Touring Artist

Technical Requirements: 
none
Fee Range Minimum: 
$1,000
Fee Range Maximum: 
$15,000
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1
Maximum Number of Performers: 
10

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Corporate Business
Healthcare Facility
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Communications
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Arts Integration - Mathematics
Arts Integration - Science / Technology / Engineering
Literature
Media
Music
Ages Served: 
Pre-Kindergarten-age
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Seniors
Certifications / Training: 
Seacoast Center for Montessori Training (Upper Elementary Certification)
Responsive Classroom
Yale University's RULER training for Social Emotional Learning
Fee Range Minimum: 
$1,000
Fee Range Maximum: 
$15,000