The 47th Annual International Trumpet Guild Conference
Lecture Recital: Bridging Borders: New Latin American Music for Trumpet and Piano (Trumpet: Oswaldo Zapata)
Pianist Kasandra Keeling is currently Professor of Music and Coordinator of Keyboard Studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Houston where she studied with Nancy Weems and earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder where she studied with Alvin Chow and Larry Graham. Dr. Keeling is a recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award in Collegiate Teaching given by the Texas Music Teachers Association, the President’s Distinguished Achievement Award for Performance from UTSA, and was the 2014 concerto division winner of The American Prize for her performance of Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini. She has appeared as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral soloist throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico, including performances at Steinway Hall in New York City, the Teatro Degollado in Jalisco, and the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Dr. Keeling has also presented and/or performed at the national conferences of the Music Teachers National Association, the American Strings Teachers Association, the National Flute Association, and the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers Association. In 2007, she served as a visiting professor in mainland China at both the Central Conservatory in Beijing and at Nanjing Normal University and beginning in 2014, she has served each summer on the piano faculty of the Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan.