Keane Southard

Art Discipline: 
Rochester, NY
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Mar 19, 2012 to Apr 27, 2012
Jun 7, 2021 to Jun 18, 2021

Described as “a hugely prolific musician with a wide variety of skill sets” (, Keane Southard (b. 1987) is a composer and pianist who believes deeply in the power of music to inspire positive change in the world.  His music has been described as “a terrific discovery” (Bandworld Magazine) and “highly-professional and well-orchestrated” (Portland Press Herald) and his works reflect his diverse musical tastes from medieval chant to 70's rock, Bach to the Blues, and 19th-century romanticism to Latin dance forms.  He has been a recipient of many awards, most recently a residency at Copland House and winner of the Yale Glee Club’s Emerging Composers Competition, and has been a fellow at the Intimacy of Creativity (Hong Kong) and the Bennington Chamber Music Conference.  Keane earned his M.M. at the University of Colorado-Boulder in composition and is currently a Ph.D. student in composition at the Eastman School of Music.