Brett Keating, Director of Athletic Bands
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As a native of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, Brett is thrilled to be moving back home to join the notable faculty and staff at Carroll University. He is excited to take on his new role and work with the outstanding students at Carroll to create new traditions at Wisconsin’s first four-year institution of higher education.
As a performer Brett has been recognized at national and international competitions including: The Fischoff International & Plowman Chamber Music Competitions, Swiss National and North American Brass Band Championships. As both a euphoniumist and trombonist, he has appeared as a featured soloist with orchestra, brass bands, and wind bands in the U.S and Europe including Switzerland, Italy, Germany, and the UK. Recently Brett was a fellow at the Cortona Sessions for New Music in Cortona, Italy. This past year Brett has enjoyed performing as euphoniumist with Fountain City Brass Band, a highlight of which includes winning the North American Brass Band Championships.
Prior to his appointment at Carroll, Brett served on the Athletic Band Staff at the University of Kansas. Complementary to his duties with the Marching Jayhawks, Brett also directed the KU Volleyball Band. At KU Brett held simultaneous Graduate Teaching Assistantships with the wind conducting and the tuba/euphonium studios while earning his DMA in tuba/euphonium performance, MM in wind band conducting, and a cognate in electro-acoustic composition. In addition, Brett holds an M.M. in performance and interpretation of classical music from the Hochschule Luzern-Musik, where he lived in beautiful Lucerne, Switzerland for three years. At the University of Wisconsin, Brett earned an Artist’s Certificate as well as a B.A. in performance. When not pursuing music, Brett can be found hiking with his partner Antonella and pup Meeko.