Kevin Marvin joined the Santa Barbara Symphony as Executive Director in December 2016. Kevin relocated to Santa Barbara from Denver, Colorado to be the Executive Director of the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra. As a Colorado native, Kevin spent the majority of his career in banking, where he served in many different capacities in both lending and executive management; most recently as Regional President for a large community bank.
Kevin’s passion lies in the performing arts. He started playing the piano at age five, joined the band and choir in elementary school, became a classically trained organist and singer in high school and toured with the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corp all before entering college as a Piano Performance major. He was the organist and choir accompanist for his church throughout his college years. He decided to follow in his father's footsteps and began a career in banking right after college. After over 25 years in banking, Kevin decided to pursue a new career in arts management.
Over the years, he has served on several local and national boards of directors, such as the Colorado Symphony, GALA Choruses, Inc., and the Rocky Mountain Arts Association. Kevin is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado and received his Master of Nonprofit Management degree from Regis University’s School of Business and Economics. He was also accepted and completed the immersive Essentials of Orchestra Management program sponsored by the League of American Orchestras in 2016.
“I am passionate about the arts and its role in our community, and pride myself on sound financial management, community service, relationship building, and this is a great opportunity for me to further my career objectives while continuing to live in the community I have come to love.” Marvin said.