Keith Ward

Keith Charles Ward

Professor and Director, Lamont School of Music

What I do

I direct the Lamont School of Music.


Music Performance, Academic Leadership, Music Research

Professional Biography

In the field of academic leadership, Keith Ward has been active as a writer, reviewer, panelist, workshop facilitator and accreditation evaluator. As a pianist, he has appeared in concerts on artist series, college campuses and radio as a soloist, chamber musician and vocal accompanist. In essays, reviews, critical editions, presentations and publications, his scholarship has focused on Arnold Schoenberg and Charles Ives, American piano music of the 18th and 19th centuries, pedagogy and teaching, leadership and musical responses to HIV/AIDS. He has served on the Commission on Accreditation for the National Association of Schools of Music and currently is Immediate Past President of the College Music Society.


  • DMA, Performance, Northwestern University, 1986
  • MM, Performance/Pedagogy, Northwestern University, 1979
  • BM, Performance, West Chester University, 1978