Technical Sgt. Kevin Grasel is a French hornist with the Ceremonial Brass, The United States Air Force Band, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C. A native of Moorpark, California, his career in the Air Force began in June 2017.
A 2015 graduate of Oberlin College and Conservatory, Grasel earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Horn Performance and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics. He then attended The Juilliard School, where he received his Master of Music degree in Horn Performance. Before joining the Air Force, Grasel held the Third Horn position in the Firelands Symphony and toured China with the Oberlin Brass Quintet. He received fellowships for summer study at the Aspen Music Festival and the Round Top Festival Institute. His principal teachers include Erik Ralske, Roland Pandolfi, and Louise MacGillivray.