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Keegan White

Keegan White received his Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from Lawrence University (WI), where he studied saxophone and instrumental pedagogy with Steven Jordheim. While at Lawrence, Keegan played alto saxophone in two Downbeat Award-winning ensembles: the Lawrence Wind Ensemble, led by Dr. Andy Mast, and the Lawrence University Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of the late Fred Sturm. He performed as a soloist with the Lawrence Symphony Orchestra and in the 2007 Commencement Concert. Keegan was also a member of the Lawrence University Saxophone Quartet and taught private saxophone lessons at the Lawrence Academy of Music.

Originally from Bloomington, Indiana, Keegan also studied saxophone with Otis Murphy (Indiana University), Michael Duke (Sydney Conservatorium), and Mario Marzi (Conservatorio di Milano). In 2011, he was the featured soprano saxophone soloist for the Bloomington Chamber Singers’ Indiana premiere of Son of God Mass by James Whitbourn. The Herald Times of Bloomington characterized Keegan’s performance as "flawless and penetratingly soulful."

Keegan is also an accomplished band director, having served as Director of Jazz Studies at Pulaski High School (WI) and Director of Bands at Eastern Greene Schools (IN).

He is currently Assistant Director and Chicago Regional Representative for the Western Michigan University Office of Admissions, and a proud member of the Chicago Chorale.