UCF Music Department
Keith Koons

Keith Koons

  • Professor
  • Associate Director of the School of Performing Arts

Keith.Koons@ucf.edu
407-823-5116
Campus Location: PACM122
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A native of Maryland, Keith Koons holds degrees from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (BME), the Manhattan School of Music (MM) and the University of Southern California (DMA). His teachers include Thomas Silliman, Mitchell Lurie, Leon Russianoff, Robert Genovese and Donald Oehler. 

He has performed or presented at conferences of the International Clarinet Association in Italy, Belgium, Portugal, Spain, Chicago, Ohio, Utah, Texas, California, Nebraska, Louisiana, Kansas, and Tennessee; national and regional conferences of the College Music Society, the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors, the National Flute Association, the International Double Reed Society, the American Musical Instrument Society, the North American Saxophone Alliance, the European Clarinet Association and the Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium.  

He is a longtime member of Toastmasters International, and has achieved the recognition of Distinguished Toastmaster, the organization’s highest award.

Dr. Koons is a frequent recitalist and chamber musician, often featuring new music and premiere performances. He has held the position of Principal Clarinet with the Brevard Symphony Orchestra in Melbourne, FL since 1992, and also performs with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. Recent concerto appearances include the world premiere of Reflections of the Last Post by Howard Buss with the UCF Wind Ensemble. As a clarinetist with the Walt Disney World Orchestra, he performs with the Candlelight Processional Show.

Dr. Koons formerly taught in the public schools of Maryland and at Arkansas Tech University. Since 1990, Dr. Koons has been a member of the faculty at the University of Central Florida. After previously serving as Interim Chair of the Department of Music, he is currently Professor of Music, Graduate Coordinator and Associate Director of the School of Performing Arts. He has developed and sponsored the annual UCF Clarinet Day, featuring guest artists from the United States and abroad.

Dr. Koons served from 2008-2014 as President-elect, President, and Past President of the International Clarinet Association, the world’s largest clarinet organization with more than 3500 members in 80 countries. He was the founding Chair for 13 years of the ICA Research Presentation Committee, and also served the Association as Research Coordinator and Library Liaison. In 2017, he served as Artistic Director and host for the ClarinetFest® annual conference in Orlando. In addition, he has held several leadership positions with the Southern Chapter of the College Music Society, and served as President from 2003-2005. 

He is a longtime member of the UCF Faculty Senate, and served as Chair 2015-2017. Through that position, he was also a member of the UCF Board of Trustees.

Education

  • D.M.A. in Clarinet Performance from University of Southern California (1983)
  • M.M. in Clarinet Performance from Manhattan School of Music (1978)
  • B.M.E. in Music Education from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1977)

Courses

No courses found for Spring 2021.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
80974 MUS6975L Graduate Project Face to Face Instruction (P) Not Online
No Description Available
80973 MUS6976L Graduate Recital Face to Face Instruction (P) Available
No Description Available
80603 MVW1213 Secondary Clarinet Video Strmng (V) COVID DL exmp F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
80608 MVW1413 Clarinet Ⅰ Video Strmng (V) COVID DL exmp F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Available
No Description Available
80613 MVW2423 Clarinet Ⅱ Video Strmng (V) COVID DL exmp F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Available
No Description Available
80617 MVW3433 Clarinet Ⅲ Video Strmng (V) COVID DL exmp F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Available
No Description Available
80807 MVW3433 Clarinet Ⅲ Video Strmng (V) COVID DL exmp F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Available
No Description Available
80622 MVW4443 Clarinet Ⅳ Video Strmng (V) COVID DL exmp F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Available
No Description Available
80627 MVW5453 Clarinet Ⅴ Video Strmng (V) COVID DL exmp F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Available
No Description Available
80896 MVW6463 Clarinet Ⅵ Video Strmng (V) COVID DL exmp F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Available
No Description Available

No courses found for Summer 2020.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
17538 MUG6306 Conducting Ⅵ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Available
No Description Available
17076 MUN3423 Woodwind Ensemble Face to Face Instruction (P) M,W 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Available
No Description Available
17560 MUS6975L Graduate Project Face to Face Instruction (P) Available
No Description Available
17561 MUS6976L Graduate Recital Face to Face Instruction (P) Available
No Description Available
17166 MVW1213 Secondary Clarinet Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
17170 MVW1413 Clarinet Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Available
No Description Available
17175 MVW2423 Clarinet Ⅱ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Available
No Description Available
17180 MVW3433 Clarinet Ⅲ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Available
No Description Available
17376 MVW3433 Clarinet Ⅲ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Available
No Description Available
17185 MVW4443 Clarinet Ⅳ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
17188 MVW5453 Clarinet Ⅴ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
17485 MVW6463 Clarinet Ⅵ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
89789 MUS6975L Graduate Project Face to Face Instruction (P) Available
No Description Available
89788 MUS6976L Graduate Recital Face to Face Instruction (P) Available
No Description Available
89384 MVW1213 Secondary Clarinet Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Available
No Description Available
89389 MVW1413 Clarinet Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Available
No Description Available
89394 MVW2423 Clarinet Ⅱ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Available
No Description Available
89398 MVW3433 Clarinet Ⅲ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Available
No Description Available
89609 MVW3433 Clarinet Ⅲ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Available
No Description Available
89403 MVW4443 Clarinet Ⅳ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Available
No Description Available
89408 MVW5453 Clarinet Ⅴ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
89704 MVW6463 Clarinet Ⅵ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available

Updated: Aug 21, 2020

Music Department • College of Arts & Humanities at the University of Central Florida
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