Erin Keeney is an educator, professional musician, and woodwind specialist with over 9 years of teaching experience and 15 years of excellence in saxophone performance. Growing up in Alpharetta and attending North Fulton schools, Ms. Keeney was a Georgia Music Educators Association All-State saxophonist in middle and high school, participated in the Governors Honors Program in 2012 as a music major/education minor, and was a member of the Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony in 2012-2013. Beginning at the age of 15 and for her primary employment in high school/college, she cultivated and managed a private saxophone studio through which she taught and supported 18 young saxophonists over the years. Ms. Keeney also worked consistently with middle school band students—teaching jazz improvisation and saxophone classes—across 9 years at the Vivace Summer Band Camps.
While earning her Bachelor Degree and certificate in Music Education at the University of Georgia, Ms. Keeney worked as an instructor at Whit Davis Elementary School and Hilsman Middle School and continued to freelance/teach/volunteer at a variety of middle and high schools throughout the metro Atlanta area. Also while at the University of Georgia she was honored to receive the Kenneth Fischer Memorial Scholarship for excellence and promise in saxophone performance, to perform in the Hodgson Wind Ensemble during its International Service-Learning tour to Panama, and to be a leader/active member of the UGA Saxophone Society and several saxophone quartets. Ms. Keeney studied with Dr. Connie Frigo and performed in a variety of ensembles including the Hodgson Wind Ensemble, UGA Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Redcoat Marching Band, and UGA Jazz 1. At the end of her time at the University of Georgia, she received the Presidential Award of Excellence which was awarded to less than 1% of the graduating class from each school and college within the university and she was the only student to be honored from the School of Music.
Upon her graduation and for the past 2 years, Ms. Keeney was the sole Director of Bands at Chapel Hill Middle School. She developed and implemented a comprehensive curriculum map that started students with no knowledge of how to assemble an instrument and minimal musical fluency and across 2-3 years brought them to a high level of musical proficiency. It was through this position that she discovered and developed her passion for educational program administration, creative curriculum development/implementation/assessment, and entrepreneurship. Ms. Keeney’s mission is—and has been for several years—to lead and organize transformative performance and music learning experiences. She is currently an active teacher and performer in the metro Atlanta area.
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Welcome to the William Pu Music AcademyDecember 4, 2017
Welcome to the William Pu Music AcademyApril 29, 2015
Holiday Concert at Von Maur!December 1, 2019
4 WPMA Students Won 1st Prize of GMTA Auditions!November 26, 2019
Taipei Symphony Orchestra performs at Rialto Center of ArtsOctober 2, 2019
2 WPMA Students Won Viola Principals at ASYO!September 29, 2019
WPMA & AFA Co-Founder William Pu Honored by Georgia Secretary of StateSeptember 22, 2019