Keane Southard
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  • Northborough, MA
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Keane Southard replied to Aaron Siegel's discussion Share Your Thoughts on The Film Score Project in the group Composing
"I found it a challenge to write the score in so little time, even though I actually finished it more than a week before the deadline.  I decided to sit down for about a half-hour, watch the film and then see if any ideas came to me quickly for…"
Apr 2, 2013
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Mar 21, 2013
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Mar 21, 2013
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The Juggler (with score by Keane Southard)

"Thanks, Mikhail.  I enjoyed yours too, some great writing in your score!"
Mar 21, 2013
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The Juggler (with score by Keane Southard)

"Well well love the imagination! sounds awesome!"
Mar 21, 2013
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Mar 21, 2013
Keane Southard replied to Aaron Siegel's discussion The Film Score Project in the group Composing
"I guess I'm the second submission, here is what I came up with for the film!  I'm excited to get some feedback, as I have very little experience with film scoring. Find more videos like this on Carnegie Hall Musical Exchange"
Mar 21, 2013
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Mar 21, 2013
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Mar 21, 2013
Evan Taylor left a comment for Keane Southard
"Hey Keane and welcome to our community! Check out the Composing group...I think you’d love it there."
Mar 21, 2013
Keane Southard is now a member of Carnegie Hall Musical Exchange
Mar 21, 2013

Profile Information

I am a:
Student, Teacher, Teaching Artist, Performing Artist, Researcher
My school is:
University of Colorado
My other school or arts organization is:
Baldwin Wallace University
My style(s) of music:
Blues, Choral, Classical, Jazz, Rock, Sacred
I am interested in:
Composing / Arranging, Conducting, Ethnomusicology, Film Scoring / Soundtracks, Music History, Music Theory, Performing, Songwriting / Writing Lyrics
My musical instrument(s):
Guitar, Harmonica, Organ, Piano / keyboard
My favorite artists, influences, and inspirations are:
Some favorites: Charles Ives, The Beatles, Jim Croce, Gustav Mahler, The Bad Plus, John Foulds, Led Zeppelin, Camargo Guarnieri, Simon and Garfunkel, Frederic Rzewski, Gerald Finzi, and Joni Mitchell.
More about me:
I'm currently a Fulbright Fellow doing research on music education programs in Brazil that are inspired by Venezuela's "El Sistema."


Keane Southard (b. 1987) writes music that is an amalgamation of his many diverse 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, Colla Voce, University of Colorado Wind Symphony, Juventas New Music Ensemble, Tesla Quartet, Playground Ensemble, Encore Wind Ensemble, and Ars Nova Singers.  His music has been described as “highly-professional and well-orchestrated” (Portland Press Herald).  Keane has been a recipient of many awards including the Alice Procter Composition Award from the New England Piano Teachers’ Association, Irl Allison Sr. Award from the American College of Musicians’ Composition Contest, the Student Composer Award from the American Art Song Competition, a Victor Herbert/ASCAP award from the National Federation of Music Clubs, the Lee Goldstein Composition Award from Baldwin-Wallace College, the Cecil Effinger Composition Award and George Lynn Prize from The University of Colorado-Boulder, First Prize in the Longfellow Chorus International Composers Cantata Competition, the Charles B. Olson Young Composer Award, and the Ars Nova Singers Colorado Composers Competition.  He was also a finalist in the Massachusetts Educators Conference Composition Contest and performed at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell and has been a finalist for the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards three times.  His compositions have recently been performed in Society of Composers Inc. regional and national conferences, College Music Society regional conferences, and internationally in Germany, Brazil, Poland, and Romania.  He has been awarded residency fellowships at Playa and the Kimmel-Harding-Nelson Center and summer fellowships at the Bowdoin International Music Festival and Northeastern University Fusion Arts Exchange.  Keane earned his M.M. in composition at the University of Colorado-Boulder where he served as a graduate assistant in music theory.  He graduated Summa Cum Laude with his B.M. from the Conservatory at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, OH, where he double majored in music composition and music theory with a minor in English literature.  His primary composition teachers include Kenneth Girard, Loris Chobanian, Daniel Kellogg, Jeffrey Nytch, Carter Pann, and Richard Toensing, plus additional studies with Samuel Adler, Derek Bermel, Brian Robison, and Hillary Zipper.  Keane is currently spending 2013 in Brazil as a Fulbright scholar doing research on music education.


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At 4:47pm on March 21, 2013, Evan Taylor said…

Hey Keane and welcome to our community! Check out the Composing group...I think you’d love it there.



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