Anthony Plog on Music

Conversations with performers, composers, and entrepreneurs

Become a Contributing Listener!

As a Contributing Listener of "Anthony Plog on Music" you'll have access to extra premium content and benefits including:
  • Extra Audio Content: Only available to Contributing Listeners.
  • Podcast Reflections: Tony's written recaps and thoughts on past interviews (including valuable tips and suggestions for students) going all the way back to his first interviews in 2020.
  • Ask Me Anything: Both as written messages and occasional member-only Zoom sessions.
  • The Show's Discord Server: Where conversations about past interviews, show suggestions, and questions happen. It's a great place to meet other listeners and chat about all things music!
  • Can I just donate instead of subscribing? Absolutely!
  • Cancel at anytime and easily resubscribe when you want all the extra content again.

Kevin Day, A leading young voice in the world of music composition

Anthony Plog, host
Eddie Ludema, producer

Date posted: Nov 12, 2021

Composer Kevin Day is currently earning his doctorate at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. But even at this early stage in his development, he has over 200 works to his credit, and his music has been performed by such eminent groups as the Boston Symphony, the Detroit Symphony, and the Houston Symphony. He is a composer to watch in the future!

Part 1

In Part 1 of our conversation, I ask Kevin to talk about his early development as a musician and composer, how he has been able to be so prolific at such a young age, and the process he uses to write his music.

Part 2

Kevin and I continue our conversation by talking about several of his pieces and how they came to be written, and several other topics including why a speech impediment at a young age may have actually helped him as a composer. We end this part of our conversation with my asking him what he thinks the most difficult aspect of composing is.

Bonus Room

In the Bonus Room, Kevin talks about how social media has been a huge help for his career, and how posting a piece can sometimes immediately create a huge following. Kevin then talks about how he plans to give back in the future as a teacher.

Photo Credit: Sara Bill Photography/Karen Cubides Agency

The podcast theme music, Four Sierra Scenes, written by Anthony Plog, is taken from Crystal Records S205, copyright ©1980 Crystal Records Inc., and is used by permission. Unauthorized duplication is not permitted.