Heartland Marimba

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Kevin Keith

HMP Arrangements/Transcriptions

  • Arabesque No. 1, C. DebussyA solo for marimba.

  • Nazar (Open Eye) – A duo for voice and 5-octave marimba.


Kevin Keith is a freelance musician and educator based in Denver, Colorado.  A strong advocate for new music and progressive music education, he enjoys spending his time in various teaching and performing opportunities in and around the Denver metropolitan area.  He also actively teaches and performs in Minnesota, Illinois, and Michigan. 
As a performer, Kevin is active in chamber, orchestral and solo percussion.  He has performed with the Colorado Symphony, Denver Philharmonic, Aurora Symphony, Boulder Symphony, Broomfield Symphony, Mason Symphony, Great Lakes Chamber and Lansing Symphony Orchestras as a percussionist and timpanist.  He has been a featured member of the Colorado College Summer Music Festival Orchestra and ChosenVale Seminar Percussion Ensemble. 
Kevin has performed as a featured solo artist at events such as the McCormick Marimba Festival in Tampa, Florida and Electronic Music Midwest in Chicago, Illinois.  He has also been a featured soloist with the Michigan State University Percussion Ensemble, Central Michigan University Symphony Orchestra and the Lansing Symphony Orchestra.  He is an advocate of new works for percussion and electronics, having premiered or commissioned works by composers such as Ryan Elvert, Justin Rito, and Alejandro Viñao.  As a chamber artist, Kevin currently works as a member of the Front Range Duo with Stephen Bott in commissioning new music in percussion in the mountain region of the United States.  He is also a member of Transition Theater, an upstart multimedia theater troupe based in Denver. 
Kevin’s instructing duties include the Director of Percussion position at Chatfield Senior High School in Littleton, CO and as an instructor of percussion at Denver East High School and Standley Lake High School.  His students have received superior ranks in Solo & Ensemble competitions, as well as placing into music institutes or summer events such as the Interlochen Arts Academy and the Legends Drum and Bugle Corps.
Kevin holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Central Michigan University, a Master of Music Performance from Michigan State University, and is currently pursuing an Artist Diploma at the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver.