Kramer - Musician - Marlborough, Massachusetts, USA

Keith Kramer

Marlborough, Massachusetts, USA


Keith Allan Kramer, composer, conductor, recording engineer and guitarist, currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts. His compositions are performed frequently throughout the U.S. as well as internationally. He has studied composition with Thomas DeLio, John Van der Slice and Stuart Saunders Smith. Keith received his D.M.A. in composition from the University of Miami and his M.Mus. in composition from the University of Maryland, College Park. Keith was the President of the Baltimore Composers Forum from 2008-2010, an organization that promotes new music through innovative and cutting edge programming, and currently serves on the board of directors. Recent performances of his work included highly successful all-Kramer programs in New York's Merkin Hall in 2006 and 2010.

Keith Kramer's music is at times subtle and restrained, and other times ferocious and demanding. Always searching for new modes of expression, each piece that Keith composes represents another facet of a continuous journey of discovery. His music has been performed and recorded by the Slovak National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kirk Trevor, the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vit Micka, University of Miami Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Stockton, David Taylor, Gottfried Stoger, David LaVorgna, Jessica Hanel Satava, Joseph Satava, Azimuth Quartet, Mariner String Quartet, Pictures on Silence, The Capitol Hill Chamber Players, Jade Strings, Sonora Ensemble, Alan Ngim, George Weremchuk, Hye-Jung Hong, Jeremiah Baker, Megan Ihnen, Andrew Stewart, Jason Buckwalter and Maiko Suzuki. Keith has collaborated with choreographers Lynne Price, Sonia Synkowski and Lauren Withhart, as well as visual artist Fred Merrill.

Keith's latest release is the exciting new double CD set on the Navona label entitled Emerge, featuring over two hours of never-before released music and enhanced content.



  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp


Composer, guitarist, educator

Work History

Guitar Instructor

Music and Arts

July 2011 - July 2011

Studio of 10-20 students

Board of Directors

Baltimore Composers Forum

June 2010 - June 2010


Baltimore Composers Forum

June 2008 - June 2010

Projects/Responsibilities: programming full-length concerts; oversee meetings; organized and participated as composer and conductor in Sound in Motion, a collaboration between area composers and choreographers at the Baltimore Museum of Art in October 2008, as well as its sequel, Sound in Motion II in October 2009; organized and participated in Sound on Sound: In Memoriam Stephen Makofski program at An die Musik in March 2009; organized and participated in Pictures on Silence program at An die Musik in November 2009.


Towson University

August 2008 - December 2008

Taught ear-training classes

Vice President

Council of Higher Education in Music

January 2004 - January 2009

Representative for the Harford Community College Music Department at meetings of the Council for Higher
Education in Music (CHEM) from 1998 to 2009, serving as Vice-President from 2004-2009

Guitar Instructor

Music and Arts

September 2000 - January 2010

Studio of 10-20 students

Guitar Instructor

Music and Arts

June 1999 - March 2010

Studio of 10-20 students

Visiting Professor

Harford Community College

September 1998 - June 2009

Duties include:
Music Theory I - IV (with Ear-Training/Sightsinging)
Music Composition (Acoustic and Electronic)
Chamber Music Ensemble (as developer and instructor/conductor)
Introduction to Electronic Music (as developer and instructor)
World Music (as developer and instructor)
Visual and Performing Arts Survey (as developer and instructor)
Art of Listening (Music History) I and II
Art of Listening I and II online (as developer and instructor)
Keyboard Theory I and II
Music Fundamentals
Class Guitar
Other duties include:
Adjudicating end of semester juries and scholarship auditions
Maintaining and supervising a electronic music lab
Representing the HCC Music Department in the Council for Higher Education in Music (CHEM), serving as Vice-President and Webmaster (
Recruiting for the HCC Music Department
Recording engineer for all HCC concerts

Guitar Instructor

Music and Arts

January 1992 - August 1995

Studio of 20-30 students

Qualifications & Certifications

Pro Tools Certification - Operator

New England Institute of Art

Pro Tools Certification - Expert

Future Media Concepts

Doctor of Musical Arts

University of Miami

Master of Music

University of Maryland College Park

Bachelor of Arts

University of Maryland Baltimore County

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