- Higgs Dazzles on Worcester Organ, 02 Oct 2011 in Reviews
About: Keane Southard
Keane Southard (b. 1987) writes music that is an amalgamation of his many musical influences, from medieval chant to 70's rock, Bach to the Blues, and German romanticism to Latin dance forms. His compositions have been performed by ensembles such as the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Longfellow Chorus and Orchestra, Juventas New Music Ensemble, Tesla Quartet, Playground Ensemble, Encore Wind Ensemble, and Ars Nova Singers. He has been a recipient of many awards including the Lee Goldstein Composition Award from Baldwin-Wallace College, the Cecil Effinger Composition Award and George Lynn Prize from The University of Colorado-Boulder, and First Prize in the Longfellow Chorus International Composers Cantata Competition. Keane earned his M.M. in composition at the University of Colorado-Boulder, and his composition teachers include Kenneth Girard, Loris Chobanian, Daniel Kellogg, Carter Pann, and Richard Toensing. As a pianist, Keane is dedicated to the performance of unknown/under-performed piano works.