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NORC staff’s son finds success in the music studio

October 16, 2013

Kenneth P Kell

Kevin J. Peek—senior Music Technology major and son of NORC Program Coordinator II Sarah M. Peek—was recently featured in the article “Music Makers” in UAB’s Arts & Sciences magazine as a student making a name for himself, thanks in part to some of the most cutting-edge equipment in the region. Such industry-standard technology as the new AVID System 5 Fusion console helped draw Kevin back to UAB in 2010 after having dropped out three years before with a vague desire to work in music.

Over the past four years, Kevin has developed from self-taught garage band recorder to award-winning composer of music and designer of sound for various video projects. Kevin’s substantial talent was recognized in 2012 when he placed second in the nation at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for his original compositions and sound design, which were highlighted in Theatre UAB's 2011 production of Bertolt Brecht's The Caucasian Chalk Circle.

AVID Certified in Pro Tools, Kevin was hired as a media fellow with UAB Digital Media, composing the music for all their video projects. This work includes the upcoming recruitment TV spot commercial for the official "UAB: Knowledge that will change your world" branding campaign, which can viewed at He has also composed and arranged music for Birmingham’s City Equity Theatre's 2012 production of Ruined by Lynn Nottage.

After graduation, Kevin plans to continue composing and designing for theatre and video, as well as possibly releasing an album of original concept music.