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Willis E. Keeling

Willis E. Keeling

Position: 
Middle School Orchestra and Instrumental Director
Departments: 
Faculty
Music
School / Grade: 
Middle School
Extension: 
410-367-6808 ext 355
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Willis E. Keeling joined the faculty of the Waldorf School of Baltimore in 2008. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Instrumental Music Education from Virginia State University and his Master’s degree in Music Education from the University of Virginia. He has continued his studies in this field at the Catholic University of America, Central Connecticut State University, the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, and Westminster Choir College of Rider University. Willis has taught at many schools both public and private from 1958 through the present, teaching students from the elementary years through college. He directs the hand bell Choir at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, and in earlier years he was the organist and choir director of several churches in Maryland and Virginia. A short list of the accomplishments of his very distinguished career, includes serving as adjudicator for instrumental festivals throughout Maryland, on boards of Maryland Music Educators and the Council of Higher Education In Music. He brought the Maryland Youth Orchestra to residence on campus, rehearsed and conducted several performances of musicals with the collage theater, and traveled to China with other scholars to study the music of China’s minorities.