Kevin O'Neil 39sc

Kevin O'Neil

Kevin is a composer, improvisor, multi-instrumentalist, and producer based in Montreal.

From his beginnings as a self-taught guitarist, bassist, singer, and songwriter, Kevin has gone on to pursue 15 years of formal studies in music. Following his bachelor’s studies in classical guitar and composition at Dalhousie University, he obtained a Master’s degree in music composition from Université de Montréal (where he studied under famed Quebec composers Denis Gougeon and Michel Longtin). He has most recently undertaken PhD studies in music education at McGill University, where his principle research area is creativity. 

Kevin has composed for many instruments and contexts, including scores for film and theatre, and he has performed as a multi-instrumentalist in various ensembles and recording sessions. An active member of several of Montreal’s diverse musical communities, he divides his time between various solo projects and collaborations.