Leadership, Performance, Scholarship, Teaching, Service
About Keith Ward
In June 2018 Keith Ward completed twenty years of service as Director of the School of Music at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma Washington. He also was Distinguished Professor of Music. Beginning August 1, 2018 he will serve as Director of the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver.
In the field of academic leadership he has been active as a writer, reviewer, panelist, workshop facilitator, accreditation evaluator, and, from 2012 through 2014, a member of the Commission on Accreditation for the National Association of Schools of Music(NASM). As a pianist he has appeared in concerts on artist series, college campuses, and radio as a soloist, chamber musician, or vocal accompanist. In essays, reviews, critical editions, presentations, and publications, his scholarship has focused on Arnold Schoenberg and Charles Ives, American piano music of the 18th and 19th centuries, pedagogy and teaching, and musical responses to HIV/AIDS. He currently is President of The College Music Society.