William Kenlon, dually based in Boston and Washington, D.C., is a composer specializing in music for chamber, choral, and jazz ensembles. Described as “pointed and groovy” (New Music Box), Kenlon’s music continues to garner praise for its “lyrical personality that is original and strong” (Boston Musical Intelligencer), and for its sophisticated tonal explorations: “solid without being dense, clear without being sparse, and ever-changing without being random” (ibid). Currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Maryland, Kenlon obtained a B.M. degree (magna cum laude) from James Madison University and an M.A. from Tufts University, and has also completed studies at McGill University and at the New England Conservatory.