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
Keegan enjoyed an early career as a band director, serving as Director of Jazz Studies at Pulaski High School (WI) and Director of Bands at Eastern Greene Schools (IN), before earning a master's degree in education from Western Michigan University. He is currently Associate Director of Admissions and Chicago Regional Representative for his alma mater, Lawrence University, and principal saxophonist in Windy City Winds, Chicago's Community Band.