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 of The College Music Society.