Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Keith Herris

 

EDUCATION

 

– D.M.A. in Piano Performance (Summa Cum Laude) – Michigan State University. April, 2006.

– M.M. in Piano Performance and Pedagogy (Summa Cum Laude) – University of Oklahoma. May 2001.

– B.A. in Piano Performance with emphasis in Piano Pedagogy – Goshen College. May 1999.

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

– Professor of Music (Tenured). Bethel University (TN) 2016 – present.

– Associate Professor of Music (Tenured). Bethel University (TN) 2012 – 2016.

– Assistant Professor of Music. Bethel University (TN). 2006 – 2012.

– Courses Taught at Bethel University: Applied Piano, Class Piano I, II, III, IV, Music Fundamentals, Music Theory I, II, III, Accompanying, Introduction to Piano Pedagogy, Recital Hour, Music Appreciation (online). 2006 – present.

– Chamber Music Coaching, Bethel University.  2006 – present.

– Private Studio Teaching, McKenzie, TN. 2008 – present.

– Private Studio Teaching, Battle Creek, MI. 2005 – 2006.

 – Teaching Assistant. Applied Piano. Michigan State University. 2003 – 2005.

– Adjunct Professor of Piano. Goshen College. 2003.

– Instructor of piano. Community Music School of The Music Center of South Central Michigan. 2003.

– Created and taught high school class piano. Goshen College. 2002.

– Senior Faculty of private and group lessons. Goshen College Community Music School. 2001-2003.

– Master Class Instructor. Goshen College Community Music School. 2002 – 2003.

– Master Class Instructor. Goshen College Summer Piano Workshop. 2002, 2003.

– Instructor of private and group lessons. Goshen College Piano Preparatory Department. 1997-1999.

– Instructor of English and piano. Center for English and Music, San Francisco de Macoris, Dominican Republic. Summer 1997.

 

ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

– Chair, Division of Music and Religion. Bethel University, 2013 – present.

 Principle Pianist, Jackson Symphony Orchestra 2015 – present.

– Adjudicator, Germantown Collierville Piano Festival, 2016.

– Adjudicator, Greater Memphis Area Music Teachers Association Piano Auditions, 2016.

– Presentation for Martin Area Music Teachers Association. “The Good, The Bad, and The Dissonant: A Pathway to Beauty” November, 2015.

– Club Secretary, McKenzie Rotary Club. 2011 – 2012, 2015-16.

– Chair, Music Department. Bethel University, 2012 – 2013.

– Adjudicator, Martin Aria MTA (TMTA/MTNA) Spring, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015.

– Adjudicator, University of Tennessee at Martin Piano Competition. March, 2012.

– Music Director (praise choir and praise band), First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, McKenzie TN. 2008 – present.

– Chair, Division of Music. Bethel University. 2008 – 2009.

– Co-Chair, Division of Music. Bethel University. 2007 – 2008.

– Developed Curriculum for Music Industry Studies Major (Music Business and Music Production/Technology) implemented in 2008.  Bethel University. (Currently 50+ MIS majors)

– Renaissance Choir Associate Music Conductor, Bethel University. 2006 – present.

– Collaborative Artist. Various Recitals and Chamber Collaborations. 2003 – present.

– Program Director of the Acorn Music Project. Goshen College. 2001 – 2003.

– Accompanist. Goshen Community Chorus. 2001-2003

– Project Coordinator: Designed, purchased and set up Midi Lab with computer/keyboard workstations. Goshen College. 2002.

– Graduate Assistant in opera accompanying. University of Oklahoma. 1999 – 2001.

– Graduate Assistant as recording technician. University of Oklahoma. 1999 – 2001.

 

PIANO INSTRUCTORS

 

Panayis Lyras, Artist in Residence, Michigan State University.  2003 – 2006.

– Lori Sims, Western Michigan University. 2002 – 2003.

– Jane Magrath, University of Oklahoma. 1999 – 2001.

– Marvin Blickenstaff, Goshen College. 1995 – 1999.

 

COMPETITIONS AND AWARDS

 

– Teacher of the Year Award, Bethel University.  2008 – 2009.

– Who’s Who in Collegiate Faculty. 2008.

– Guest Soloist: Michigan State University Philharmonic Orchestra.  October 2004.

– Finalist: Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition. 2002.

– Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society Member. 2001.

– First Prize: Donna Turner Smith Memorial Competition, University of Oklahoma. 2000.

– Alternate Winner: Oklahoma State MTNA Competition. 2000.

– Winner: OMTA Graduate Piano Competition. 1999.

– Finalist: Kalamazoo Bach Festival, Kalamazoo, Michigan. 1997, 1998.

– Winner: Goshen College Concerto Competition., 1995, 1998.

– Winner: Collegiate Chopin Competition, South Bend, Indiana. 1997.

 

PERFORMANCES AND RECITALS

 

  Solo and chamber music:

 

– Pianist, Jackson Symphony Orchestra, 2014.

– Accompanist,  Dr. Hope Fairchild Thacker Recital at Weill Hall-Carnegie Hall. December, 2013

– Annual Faculty Solo Piano Recital, Bethel University, 2006 – present.

– Accompanist for Dr. Hope Fairchild Thacker at state, regional, semi-finals, and finals at NATSAA competition, Spring and Summer 2012.

– Accompanist for Faculty Recitals (Trombone, Voice) 2012.

– Pianist, 12 Renaissance Musical Theatre Productions, 2006 – 2013.

– 500+ performances with Bethel University Renaissance Choir throughout the United States and Japan, 2006 – 2012.

– Guest Piano Recital. Lakeview Baptist Church, Battle Creek, MI. Summer, 2009.

– Guest Voice Recital, Dr. Maryann Kyle, Associate Professor of Voice, University of Southern Mississippi.  Bethel University. Fall, 2008.

– All Junior and Senior Recitals, until staff accompanist position was created.  Bethel University. 2006 – 2011

– Graduate Lecture Recital, Spring 2006.

– Graduate Chamber Recital, Spring, 2005.

– Graduate Solo Recitals, Michigan State University. Spring 2004, Fall 2005, Spring 2005,

– Guest Artist. Piano Dedication Concert, First Friends Church, Canton, OH (1500 members). Summer, 2005.

– Guest Soloist: Michigan State University Philharmonic Orchestra.  October 2004.

– Celeste.  Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra. 2004.

– Guest Piano Recital. Lakeview Baptist Church, Battle Creek, MI. 2004.

Faculty Recital. Goshen College. 2003.

– Annual Faculty/Staff performance. Goshen College Summer Piano Workshop, 2000 – 2003.

– Graduate Solo Recitals. University of Oklahoma. 2000, 2001.

– Guest Recital. Goshen College. 2001.

– Premier of Chinese Dragons by Nancy Faber. Goshen College Summer Piano Workshop. 2000.

– Accompanist for Marilyn Horn master classes. University of Oklahoma. 2000.

– Performance. OMTA (Oklahoma) State Convention. 2000.

– Senior Recital. Goshen College. 1999.

– Chamber Music Performances. Tour throughout Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania. 1999.

– Guest performance. San Francisco de Macoris, Dominican Republic. 1997.

Sophomore Recital. Goshen College. 1997.

 

  Concerto Performances:

  

– Bethel University Singers and Orchestra (Beethoven Choral Fantasy). Spring, 2011

– Michigan State University Philharmonic Orchestra (Beethoven 3rd).  October 2004.

– Goshen College Orchestra (Beethoven Triple). 1999.

– Goshen College Orchestra (Liszt No. 1). 1998.

– Goshen College Orchestra (Mozart Double). 1996.