Monday, September 20 at 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts, Concert Hall
221 Columbia Avenue, Holland, MI 49423
Nicole Keller is in demand as a concert artist, adjudicator, and clinician. She has concertized in the States and abroad in venues such as St. Patrick Cathedral, New York; Cathédrale Notre-Dame, Paris; Dom St. Stephan, Passau; St. Patrick Cathedral, Armagh, Northern Ireland; and The Kazakh National University for the Arts, Astana, Kazakhstan. She specializes in eclectic programs suited to instrument and audience with a desire to expand the listener’s horizons, pairing familiar sounds and genres with less familiar ones.
Ms. Keller’s performances with orchestras includes concertos, works for small chamber orchestra, and large works involving organ, harpsichord, and piano. She has extensive experience as a chamber musician and as a continuo player, including many performances of Bach’s St. Matthew and St. John Passions, the Christmas Oratorio, and the Mass in B minor in addition to a host of cantatas and baroque chamber music.
Ms. Keller has taught masterclasses, in-person and virtual classes, and workshops for the Eastman School of Music; Curtis Institute of Music; The University of Houston Moores School of Music; The University of North Carolina School of the Arts; The University of Iowa School of Music; St. Olaf College; and Oberlin Conservatory. She is a frequent adjudicator for local, regional, and national competitions.
Ms. Keller’s teaching career has included private lessons in organ, harpsichord, and piano; coaching for chamber ensembles; classes in Solfège, Keyboard Musicianship (piano for non-majors), and Church Music. As a teacher, she strives to foster and model a commitment to excellence in performance, scholarship and self-growth as students deepen their love of music and their instrument. Her students have been accepted into and attended prestigious graduate schools throughout the country and enjoy successful musical careers in a variety of settings. She is currently on faculty at the Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music in Berea, Ohio.
Ms. Keller's extensive church music experience includes work in with volunteer and professional choirs and instrumental ensembles devoted to the highest level of music for worship. She has created organ and choral scholar programs at small and mid-size parishes, developed successful children's choir programs, and has led choirs on tour in the states and abroad including choral residencies at Bristol Cathedral, U.K. and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland. She currently serves as Associate Organist at Trinity Cathedral (Episcopal), Cleveland.
Ms. Keller received the Performer’s Certificate and the Master of Music Degree in Organ Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York under the tutelage of David Higgs. While at Eastman, she studied continuo with Arthur Haas and improvisation with Gerre Hancock. She received the Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Performance from the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music in Berea, Ohio, where she studied piano with George Cherry and Jean Stell and organ with Margaret Scharf.