Nicole Keller

Cleveland, OH

Friday, July 6 9:00 – 10:00am

Fantasy: Torah Song (Yisrael V’oraita) Craig Phillips b. 1961

Sonatina Leo Sowerby 1895-1968
II Very slowly

Five Pieces for Organ Justin Wallace b. 1982

So Fades the Lovely Blooming Flower George Shearing 1919-2011

Suite No. 1 for Organ Florence B. Price 1887-1953
I. Fantasy
II. Fughetta
III. Air
IV. Tocatta

Nicole Keller is an active solo and chamber music recitalist in the United States and abroad. She is a frequent clinician for national and regional conferences, presenting masterclasses and workshops on a wide range of topics about music, teaching, performing, the organ, and clergy/musician relationships. She is on faculty at the Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music in Berea, Ohio, where she teaches organ and harpsichord. She serve as Associate Organist at Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland.

Ms. Keller’s extensive church music experience includes work with volunteer and professional choirs and instrumental ensembles devoted to the highest level of music for worship. She has created organ and choral scholar programs at small to mid-size parishes, developed successful children's choir programs, and has led choirs on tour in the states and abroad including choral residencies in England and Ireland.

Ms. Keller has played continuo for the Baldwin Wallace University Bach Festival Chamber Orchestra since 2000. She collaborates regularly on organ, harpsichord, and piano with members of the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory faculty, members of The Cleveland Orchestra, and other artists from around the country.

Ms. Keller received the Performer’s Certificate and the Master of Music Degree in Organ Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York under the tutelage of David Higgs. While at Eastman, she studied continuo with Arthur Haas and improvisation with Gerre Hancock. She received the Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Performance from the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music.

Nicole Keller