Kevin Mixon teaches instrumental music at Blodgett K-8 School, Syracuse City Schools, New York. He regularly presents clinics internationally at venues such as The International Society for Music Education Convention, The Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic, Music Educators National Conference events, and numerous state and regional music conferences. His current clinic instrumental music education topics include urban and rural schools, special learners, curriculum integration, multicultural music, alternative rehearsal techniques, and percussion pedagogy.
He holds degrees, summa cum laude, from Onondaga Community College, Syracuse University, and the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), and is currently completing a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Educational Leadership. Several of his articles have appeared in Music Educators Journal, Teaching Music, The Instrumentalist, and The National Band Association Journal. He is author of Reaching and Teaching All Instrumental Music Students and co-author of Teaching Music in the Urban Classroom (MENC/Rowman & Littlefield Publications). Mr. Mixon is also an accomplished composer and arranger with several published works for band and orchestra.