Instructor of Piano, Interlochen Arts Camp
Associate Professor of Music, University of Texas-San Antonio
D.M.A., piano performance, University of Colorado at Boulder; M.M., piano performance, University of Houston; B.M., piano performance, University of Houston
Dr. Kasandra Keeling is the Coordinator of Keyboard Studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She holds performance degrees from the University of Houston and the University of Colorado, where her primary teachers included Nancy Weems, Alvin Chow and Larry Graham. She has performed and given master classes throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and China in venues, such as the Royal Conservatory, Steinway Hall in NYC and the Central Conservatory in Beijing, China. She has also presented multiple times on performance-related topics at the national conferences of the Music Teachers National Association, the National Flute Association and the American String Teachers Association. Dr. Keeling was awarded the Outstanding Collegiate Teaching Award given by the Texas Music Teachers Association in 2008 and in 2014 she was awarded the American Prize in Piano Performance for her performance of Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini. In 2015, she was honored with the UTSA President's Distinguished Achievement Award in Performance.