College of Arts and Humanities
Keith Koons

Keith Koons, D.M.A.

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 Chicago, Ohio, Utah, Belgium, Portugal, Texas, California; Nebraska, Italy, Louisiana, and Spain, 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 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 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. Previous concerto appearances include the Clarinet Concerto by Guy Woolfenden with the UCF Symphony Orchestra, the Concerto for Two Clarinets, op. 35, by Franz Krommer with Oscar Gieco and the Orquesta Academica Juvenil del Teatro del Liberator in Còrdoba, Argentina, and the Concerto for Seven Winds and Orchestra by Frank Martin with the Brevard Symphony Orchestra.


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 will serve as Artistic Director and host for the ClarinetFest® in Orlando.


He is a longtime member of the UCF Faculty Senate, and served as Chair 2015-2017.

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 2018.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
80714 MUS6976L Graduate Recital Face2Face 12:00AM - 12:00AM Not Online
No Description Available
80278 MVW1213 Secondary Clarinet Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
80283 MVW1413 Clarinet Ⅰ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
80288 MVW2423 Clarinet Ⅱ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
80292 MVW3433 Clarinet Ⅲ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
80523 MVW3433 Clarinet Ⅲ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
80297 MVW4443 Clarinet Ⅳ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
80302 MVW5453 Clarinet Ⅴ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
80618 MVW6463 Clarinet Ⅵ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available

No courses found for Summer 2017.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
10153 MUN3423 Woodwind Ensemble Face2Face M,W 11:30AM - 12:20PM Available
No Description Available
10687 MUS6975L Graduate Project Face2Face 12:00AM - 12:00AM Available
No Description Available
10688 MUS6976L Graduate Recital Face2Face 12:00AM - 12:00AM Available
No Description Available
11425 MVO5250 Advanced Secondary Instruction Face2Face - Not Online
No Description Available
10243 MVW1213 Secondary Clarinet Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Available
No Description Available
10247 MVW1413 Clarinet Ⅰ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Available
No Description Available
10252 MVW2423 Clarinet Ⅱ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Available
No Description Available
10257 MVW3433 Clarinet Ⅲ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Available
No Description Available
10477 MVW3433 Clarinet Ⅲ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Available
No Description Available
10262 MVW4443 Clarinet Ⅳ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Available
No Description Available
10265 MVW5453 Clarinet Ⅴ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Available
No Description Available
10594 MVW6463 Clarinet Ⅵ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
80773 MUS6975L Graduate Project Face2Face 12:00AM - 12:00AM Available
No Description Available
80772 MUS6976L Graduate Recital Face2Face 12:00AM - 12:00AM Available
No Description Available
80285 MVW1213 Secondary Clarinet Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Available
No Description Available
80290 MVW1413 Clarinet Ⅰ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Available
No Description Available
80295 MVW2423 Clarinet Ⅱ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Available
No Description Available
80299 MVW3433 Clarinet Ⅲ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Available
No Description Available
80533 MVW3433 Clarinet Ⅲ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Available
No Description Available
80304 MVW4443 Clarinet Ⅳ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Available
No Description Available
80309 MVW5453 Clarinet Ⅴ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Available
No Description Available
80644 MVW6463 Clarinet Ⅵ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available

No courses found for Summer 2016.

Updated: Apr 21, 2017

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