My name is Michael Keepe. I am a concert saxophonist and educator who welcomes opportunities to perform, create new repertoire, and to work with those who wish to learn. I created this site to introduce myself as an artist, educator, and to offer an educational resource for students, teachers, and parents.
As a performing artist my ambition is to further establish the status of the saxophone in the 21st century through performance and the creation of new repertoire.
As an educator I am passionate about working with students to encourage a deeper appreciation for what it is to be a musician. To me, cultivating student’s awareness of the connection between composer, performer, and listener is the key to promoting better music appreciation in our society.
I invite you to review this site to familiarize yourself with who I am, and what I do. For any inquiries please feel free to contact me at mike.keepe (at) gmail.com.
Mike will be presenting a guest lecture at the National Collegiate Leadership Council's 25th annual conference to be held Feb. 17th. at the University of Arizona. The lecture is entitled Leadership in Today's Entrepreneurial Climate.
In April, Mike will be presenting a lecture on the Hollywood Saxophone Quartet and performing with the Rodriguez & Keepe Duo at the NASA Regional Conference, to be held at Cal. State Long Beach University in CA.
Also in April, The Rodriguez & Keepe Duo will be performing a concert for the St. Phillips in the Foothills Friends of Music concert series. This performance will be in celebration of their 20 years performing together.For more information visit the Schedule Page.
The Rodriguez & Keepe Duo is honored to be featured on Coseismic Records' release of Can We Get Together.
This album features 117 Southern Arizona musicians and benefits the victims of the 1/8/11 shooting tragedy in Tucson.
Visit the Recordings page for more information and please tell a friend.
Our duo has also been selected by Brazilian Composer Andersen Viana to take part in his Lonely Heart (Coração Solitário) Project. This will be a simultaneous premiere project in which ensembles around the world will premiere his music specifically written for each group.