Tom Keck

Associate Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Music Performance

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MU 203   Phone: 765-285-5402  

School of Music
Hargreaves Music Building (MU) 203
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Thomas Keck is Associate Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Music at Ball State University. His responsibilities include conducting the Symphony Band, directing the “Pride of Mid-America” Marching Band, overseeing all athletic bands, and teaching courses in conducting and music education. Previously Dr. Keck served on the faculty of the Frost School of Music (University of Miami), the Hodgson School of Music (University of Georgia), and the University of New Hampshire.

Under his direction, both the Frost Symphonic Winds and Band of the Hour Marching Band were invited to perform at the 2014 Southern Division of the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) Conference. Dr. Keck has presented clinics and lecture recitals at state music conventions, the Eastern Division CBDNA Conference, the CBDNA Athletic Bands Symposium, and has been published in multiple volumes of the Teaching Music Through Performance in Band series. He has appeared as a guest conductor and clinician with ensembles throughout the United States, has led performances in the Bahamas, Canada, Europe, and China, and was invited by the Haitian government to assist with developing a marching band program for the youth of Port-au-Prince.

Dr. Keck served as the New Hampshire State Chairperson for CBDNA and NBA and was Collegiate Coordinator for the NHMEA. He is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, an honorary member of Kappa Kappa Psi, Phi Mu Alpha, Tau Beta Sigma, and is a friend of the arts in Sigma Alpha Iota. As a percussionist, Dr. Keck performed with I-PAN Steel Groove, the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps, and numerous symphonic and improvisatory ensembles. He earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting with a cognate in percussion performance from Arizona State University and holds music education degrees from the University of Illinois and the University of Iowa.

School of Music
Hargreaves Music Building (MU) 203
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-5400
Fax: 765-285-5401
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