Leadership, Performance, Scholarship, Teaching, Service
About Keith Ward
Keith Ward is the Director of the School of Music at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. 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 the AIDS pandemic. In 2014 he was named a Distinguished Professor. He currently is President Elect of The College Music Society.
This calendar year Ward is serving as a member of the search committee seeking a new executive director for the College Music Society. The job description can be viewed online.
In June Ward was one the "Summit Administrators" in the College Music Society Summit on "21st-Century Music School Music Design," held at the University of South Carolina.
In July Ward represented the University of Puget Sound at the college fair held during the Brevard Music Festival.
In August Ward accompanied soprano Christina Kowalski in a concert produced by the Second City Chamber Series. Titled "Music for a Golden Lady," it featured songs by Erich Korngold, Alma Mahler, Arnold Schoenberg, and Eric Zeisl as well as piano pieces by Zeisl.