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Keith Walker

Location: Georgia, USA
Keith is currently the Artistic Director for The Festival Singers of Atlanta. He served for two years as the interim music director for Druid Hill Presbyterian Church in Atlanta.  He served on the faculty at Darton State College where he taught applied voice and directed the college choir and vocal ensemble.  For four seasons, he served as the artistic director for the Albany Chorale.
Keith holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting from the University of South Carolina, a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Georgia Regents University in Augusta. He has served as music director for churches in South Carolina, Georgia, and Missouri.  He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Keith’s stage credits include Carmen and Friends, The Lovely Sounds of Christmas, A Hand of Bridge, The Old Maid and the Thief, The Medium, OKLAHOMA!, The Boy Friend, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Die Fledermaus, Jonah, and Side by Side by Sondheim.  He has performed with Peach State Opera, Albany Symphony, Theatre Albany, Albany State University Opera Theater, Capitol City Opera, Muddy River Opera Co., Atlanta Lyric Theatre, and Galaxy Productions.  In 2003, Keith went behind the scene to make his debut as music director for Habima Theatre’s production of HONK!   He returned to Habima in 2004 to music direct their production of The Music Man.  He has served as music director and conductor for the Darton Players' productions of Babes in Arms, Godspell, The Gifts of the Magi, and Two Gentlemen of Verona.  Keith served as chorus master for productions of Martha, Don Giovanni, and The Tender Land with Opera at USC.
Keith's oratorio credits include Eleanor Daley’s Requiem, Durufle’s Requiem, Handel's Messiah and Solomon, Mozart's Coronation Mass and Requiem, Haydn's The Creation and Mass in B-flat major “Theresienmesse”, Faure's Requiem, Schubert's Mass in G, and Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols.  Keith has sung with the Atlanta Symphony Chorus and The Festival Singers of Atlanta.  He sings seasonally with Like the Dickens Carolers. 
            He holds memberships with the American Choral Directors Association, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Music Teachers National Association, National Association for Music Education, and the Technology Institute for Music Educators. In 2009, he obtained the Level 1 Certification in Music Technology.  Keith is a frequent adjudicator for vocal and choral competitions and festivals.  He is the current treasurer for Board of Directors of the Capitol City Opera.

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