Keith Geiman (b. 1978) is an active performer, private instructor, and clinician in the Southwest Michigan area. Originally from Sykesville, Maryland, Keith’s musical career began when he started playing the trumpet in the 4th grade. By the age of twelve, Keith had already decided that he wanted to become a professional musician. He earned his Bachelor of Music Education from Towson University and his master’s in music performance from Western Michigan University.
As a performer, Keith holds the position of 2nd trumpet with the Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra, 3rd trumpet with the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra and, from 2009–2011 served as principal trumpet of the Northwest Indiana Symphony. He was a member of the Kalamazoo Brass, one of Southwest Michigan's premier chamber ensembles from 2008-2014. Keith maintains an active freelance career; he performs regularly with the Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, and West Michigan, as well as many other Southwest Michigan arts organizations. Keith has also been a featured soloist with the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra and the Bay View Music Festival Chamber Orchestra.
Keith is a passionate and highly committed music educator and has been teaching privately since his senior year of high school. Over the last 10 years, Keith’s studio has grown to over 50 students of all skill levels. Keith’s private students repeatedly receive high marks at their District and State Solo and Ensemble Festivals, and many have earned membership in the Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra. Some of his former students have chosen to major in music and pursue careers in performance and education. Keith has worked closely with band directors from the Parchment, Gull Lake, Plainwell, and Mattawan School Districts, and is currently the adjunct trumpet instructor at Kalamazoo College.