Kevin Willois graduated from the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University with degrees in Music Performance and Music Education. He studied flute under Bart Feller, and participated in master classes with James Galway, Paula Robison and Jean Pierre Rampal. Mr. Willois is an active performer in the New York/New Jersey area performing with the Perth Amboy Band, the Edison Symphony, Artemis Chamber orchestra, Chelsea Opera orchestra, Martina Arroyo Opera orchestra, Actor’s Net and small chamber groups, including trio@play, Tripleplay Winds and Vento Trio. The latter group of flute, clarinet and bassoon was a featured group for the “Fou de Bassoon” bassoon conference of 2008 in Angouleme, France, where Mr. Willois, Janet Grice and Sarah Bednarchik played concerts of both classical and jazz music, and taught workshops on jazz improvisation. Mr. Willois and Vento Trio released their first CD, Brazilian Dances and Inventions in 2007, featuring several unpublished works of Brazilian art music, and have been back in the studio recording their second project. A recording project from the group trio@play featuring the music of Seymour Bereb and others is also pending.
Kevin Willois, a well-known teacher in New Jersey, teaches at Westminster Conservatory, the extension division of the Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts and at the Peddie School. He is also active with the Westchester Philharmonic outreach program, bringing his knowledge of woodwind instruments to school children in the New York area.