Associate Professor of Music

Nick Keelan is Associate Professor of Trombone at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. Along with teaching trombone he teaches in the Jazz and Improvisational Music Department, directs the Lawrence Trombone Ensemble, and performs with the Lawrence Faculty Jazz Group and the Lawrence Brass, the faculty brass quintet. The Lawrence Trombone Ensemble is currently composed of 29 trombonists and has performed recently with Conrad Herwig, Stuart Dempster, Todd Baldwin (US Army Ceremonial Band), Wycliffe Gordon, and Jim Pugh. Since he joined the faculty in 1985, Keelan has taught trombone, bass trombone, euphonium, tuba, chaired instrumental music education, chaired the Woodwind-Brass-Percussion department, and served as conductor of the Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Band, and Jazz Workshop. Prior to coming to Lawrence he taught for ten years in the schools of Colorado and Texas. His degrees are from the University of Northern Colorado and Henderson State University in Arkansas. He performs on and is a clinician for Getzen trombones.

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