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Jennifer Keeney

Jennifer Keeney

Affiliate Artist of Flute

office phone: (713)743-XXXX
address: 120 School of Music Bldg, Houston, TX 77204-4017

Jennifer Keeney is the Affiliate Artist of Flute at the University of Houston, Moores School of Music and teaches private and group lessons, Creative Flutist Studio. Her teaching and playing reflect her joyful, creative and dynamic approach to music and the flute. Currently, flute and piccolo with the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, Ms. Keeney also enjoys collaborating with a variety of Classical, Jazz, Pop, Latin, and World Musicians. She performs as a soloist and chamber musician as well as giving classes throughout Houston, the United States and Japan. Ms. Keeney served as Principal Flute of the Hong Kong Philharmonic and the New World Symphony and has performed with the Detroit Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Houston Grand Opera and Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, among others. She taught at the Interlochen National Music Camp and the Bowling Green University Summer Flute Camp for five years. Now her summers are spent teaching and performing on the flute faculty of Floot Fire in Houston, The Panoramic Flutist at The University of Colorado, The Baylor Flute Semiinar and is celebrating her  10th year of annual week long Creative Flutist Master Classes in Houston and in Austin, Texas.

She is the author of several books, Creative Practice Ideas and Exercises for the Whole Musician~Flute, is available as an e-book and in hard cover. She is also the author of Creative Practice Recipes: Flute Flash Set 1 & 2 and The Creative Flutist. Ms. Keeney received her education from The University of Michigan, Royal Northern College of Music in England, University of Southern California and The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. Jennifer is grateful to all her teachers and her principal teachers include Clemente Barone, Julius Baker, Jeanne Baxtresser, Judith Bentley, Leone Buyse, Walfrid Kujala, Keith Underwood, Jim Walker and Trevor Wye. Ms. Keeney is completing her third year of training as an Alexander teacher.

In her free time she enjoys being in nature, yoga, nature, poetry, friends and writing. Jennifer adores being an aunt to her two nieces and two nephews and has two wonderful sisters whom she treasures, her twin sister Rebecca and younger sister Allison. She currently resides in Houston, Texas.