Kathleen Keenan-Takagi Adjunct Professor
BS - State University College at Potsdam
MSM - University of Illinois
PhD - State University of New York at Buffalo
Kathleen Keenan-Takagi is a graduate of the University at Buffalo, the University of Illinois, and the State University College at Potsdam. She has taught at the University at Brockport, the Illinois State University, the University of Southern Maine and the University at Fredonia.
Keenan-Takagi founded the Freudig Singers of WNY in 1984 and led the ensemble until she accepted a position at Illinois State University in 1997. She has prepared choruses for the Buffalo Philharmonic, Ars Nova Chamber Musicians, Orchard Park Chorale and the Erie County Wind Ensemble as well as for conductors including Eije Oué, Raymond Harvey, and Peter Schickele. Keenan-Takagi is an author and clinician in choral music and general music education. She is a frequent presenter at Allerton Choral Music Education Retreat and is an active member of the American Choral Directors Association. Her articles have appeared in Music Educators Journal, the Maine School Music News and the Choral Exchange. She served on the editorial board of the Music Educators Journal.