Keith A. Haan
Location: Iowa, USA
Keith Haan joined the faculty of St. Ambrose University in the fall of 1999 as Director of Choirs, directing the University Chorale and Chamber Singers. He also teaches applied voice, choral conducting, and music education courses. His previous teaching experience includes 24 years in the Iowa public schools and five years at Glenville State College in Glenville, West Virginia. While at Glenville State he was chair of the Division of Fine Arts and received The 1998 Faculty of the Year Award. Dr. Haan came to St. Ambrose after a one-year appointment at St. Norbert College in DePere, Wisconsin.
Dr. Haan taught at North Scott High School in Eldridge, Iowa for 12 years and was the choir director at Grace Lutheran Church, Davenport for over 11 years until he left in 1990 to pursue a Ph.D. at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Prior to North Scott, he taught music in grades 7-12 in Humboldt, Goose Lake, and Grundy Center, Iowa. He currently directs the adult choir and plays the organ at Zion Lutheran Church in Davenport.
Dr. Haan has been active as music director and actor in Countryside Community Theatre and The Quad City Music Guild. He spent five summers as an actor at Timber Lake Playhouse in Mt. Carroll, Illinois, and five summers as music director for the musicals produced by The Aracoma Story, Inc. at Chief Logan State Park in Logan, West Virginia.
Dr. Haan holds a BA and an MA from the University of Northern Iowa. He received his PhD from the University of Missouri-Columbia where his degree support areas included music education, choral conducting, and music theater. He has done additional course work at Meadow Brook School of Music in Rochester, Michigan and was a summer music fellow at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. He studied choral methods and conducting with Don Neuen at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. He is a life member of the American Choral Directors Association, the National Education Association, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.