Principal Tuba, Big Spring Symphony

Principal Tuba, Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale

Principal Tuba, Midland Festival Ballet

Principal Tuba (substitute), Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

Dr. Young completed his D.M.A. at Texas Tech University, where he studied with Dr. Kevin Wass, and has completed both the Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from Louisiana State University. He maintains an active private studio where many of his students have made the All-State, Area, and Region bands. He also serves as Adjunct Faculty for the University of Texas of the Permian Basin (UTPB) and Midland College. One of his favorite teaching engagements is the Bowie Fine Arts Academy in Midland, TX where he teaches 4th-6th grade band students. Dr. Young has also served on the faculties of Wayland Baptist University, and Lubbock Christian University.  In 2018, he had a successful inaugural run of “Kevin Camp”, where he teaches brass fundamentals to students aged 14 years old and older.

Dr. Young is the Principal Tuba player for the Midland Odessa Symphony & Chorale, Big Spring Symphony, and the Lone Star Brass quintet. He has performed with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Rapides Symphony Orchestra, Lake Charles Symphony, San Angelo Symphony, Dominion Brass Band in Virginia, and the Salt River Brass in Phoenix, Arizona. His playing has been greatly influenced by Dr. Kevin Wass, Gene Pokorny, Randy Hawes, Dr. Joseph Skillen, Larry B. Campbell, Sam Pilafian, Pat Sheridan, Deanna Swoboda, and Robert Nuñez.