Composer & ConsultantSecondary Discipline:
Lecturer of Arts Administration & Cultural Entrepreneurship Bio:
Beau Kenyon has cultivated a deeply collaborative creative practice, making interdisciplinary dialogue fundamental to his approach to music composition. His award-winning collaborations have produced permanent and temporary multimedia installations, site-responsive immersive performances, and chamber music works. Kenyon has installed and staged his work at art institutions, such as the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and SITE Santa Fe but is most frequently drawn to the public art landscape, staging immersive performances and installing multimedia sculpture at parks and public institutions throughout the country. He is currently on faculty at Northeastern University College of Arts, Media + Design, where he teaches graduate level courses in arts advocacy, audience engagement, and strategic planning.
Kenyon’s consulting practice intersects with arts organizations and educational institutions, leading strategic initiatives for private and public entities throughout the country. He engages a curiosity-led process and leverages creativity and collaborative strategies (such as Design Thinking) to produce plans of equal parts research, interviews, and relevant application. His contracts have included system-wide strategies for Social Emotional Learning in public libraries, integrated curriculum development for elementary-aged students, and professional development strategies for artists.
Beau Kenyon received his composition degrees from Berklee College of Music (B.Mus. 2004) and Tufts University (M.A. 2007) and has actively pursued experiential training in music cognition, curriculum design, and arts leadership since 2005. www.beaukenyon.com