Keith has a B.M. in Musical Theatre from Catholic University and a M.S. in Finance and Accounting from the University of Maryland. He has also studied Orchestration for Film and TV at the Berkelee College of Music.
Performance and Teaching Experience
Keith’s notable performance roles include: Cogsworth in Beauty & the Beast with Damascus Theater (November 2018), Chef Louis in The Little Mermaid with Damascus Theater (November 2017), Man in Chair in The Drowsy Chaperone with Damascus Theater (June 2016), Nicely-Nicely Johnson in Guys and Dolls with Alden Theater (July 2014), Horton in Seussical with Damascus Theater (November 2013), and Brian in Avenue Q with Red Branch Theater (October 2012).
He has served as an accompanist for many cabaret singers and has toured with an Edie Beale impersonator with performances at Joe’s Pub in NYC, Feinstein’s in San Francisco, and the Barre in Los Angeles.
As an orchestrator and arranger working extensively with local composer Joan Cushing, Keith has orchestrated “The Christmas Doll” (published by Dramatic Publishing), “Heidi”, “Breast In Show”, and “Ella: A Jazz Age Cinderella”. Keith has also written over 100 jazz band and choral charts for high schools all over the country.
Keith maintains a private voice and piano studio and before coming to Levine taught at American University, Howard Community College, Adventure Theatre-MTC and Imagination Stage.
Keith joined the Levine faculty in 2013 as a music director with Levine’s musical theatre program.
“I love Levine’s dedication to all aspects of the musical arts from instrumental to choral to jazz to electronic. Plus my fellow faculty members are not only great teachers, but some of the best and most sought after performers in the Washington, D.C. area.”
Teaching Philosophy and Approach
“When working with young music theater performers I spend a good deal of time working on making the best sound as both an ensemble and soloist as opposed to just teaching the individual parts. We examine how to use the lyrics and the music together and how to connect the scene with the emotion of the lyrics, all while staying focused on the technical aspects of the voice.”
Keith’s favorite part of being on faculty with Levine is getting to work with the students.