Conrad Kehn

Conrad Kehn

Classical Music for Rock Stars

Classical Music for Rock Stars

  • Master Classes

    • Conrad offers Master Classes and Professional Development sessions in a number of areas:

      • Composition
      • Chamber Ensemble Management- consulting also available
      • Grant writing- consulting also available
      • Young Composers- youth composition program and teacher artist training
      • Soundpainting
      • Music Software/ Technology
      • Get Your House In Order, Communicate a Clear message- Career Development for Young Artists
      • Improvisation
      • Adding Creativity Back to the Music Curriculum
      • Combinations of any of the above topics

      If you would like to contact him about visiting a class, seminar or speaking engagement email ckehn@du.edu

    • Recent appearances include:

      2010- 2013- Metro State University of Denver- Annual guest composer in the Composition Seminar.

      March, 2013- Composer-in-Residence Mini-Residency, University of Missouri for the premier of Wound for violin/ singer- 1 player. Taught classes in:

      • Career Development: Chamber Ensemble Management and Self-Advocacy
      • Music Technology: Ableton Workshop
      • Composition Seminar: Presenting my own music.

      Feb, 2013- Colorado Creative Careers Festival. Presenter/ Workshop facilitator. Open Source Music Software.

      November, 2012- Day at Lamont, Lamont School of Music- Panelist, Appreciating the Avant-Garde

      Feb 24, 2012- Colorado Creative Careers Festival. Presenter/ Workshop facilitator. The Portfolio Career in the Arts: Get Your House in Order, Communicate a Clear Message.

      January 10, 2012- Action Figures, the monthly interview/discussion series hosted by Katie Taft: Individuals of Action making things more interesting in Denver. The New Colorado Photographic Arts Center in Lakewood, CO.

      December, 2011, Denver Music Summit 2011 Served as an ‘industry consultant’ in the Music 101 mentoring sessions.

      Nov 7, 2011- Denver Public Schools Professional Development Unit- Adding Creativity to the Music Curriculum: Sound Painting

      Nov 3, 2011- University of Northern Colorado- Guest composer in the Composition Seminar.

      Oct 27, 2011- Day at Lamont, Lamont School of Music- Panelist, Appreciating the Avant-Garde

      Jan, 2011- Denver Public Schools Professional Development Unit- 21st Century Arts Education: 1. Advocacy and 2. Technology and Cross Discipline Creativity.

      April 23, 2010- Curious Theater Panel Discussion: The Next Generation: What is new in classical music?

      2010 College Music Society Regional Conference. Metro State College, Denver, CO.  Panelist for group discussion entitled "Music = Communication?”

      2010- Psychology of Music, University of Denver, Freshmen Seminar, Prof. Karl Ahlkvist. Guest Speaker- Music and Spirituality.

  • Young Composers Playground

    • In the summer of 2010 I was invited to the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival as a teaching artist to learn an education program called the Very Young Composers. This program, created by New York Philharmonic bassist and composer Jon Deak, has been successfully implemented in the New York City Public Schools, in Korea, Finland and South America.

      As a teaching artist I was shown how to implement the program, train new teaching artists, and modify the program as needed. I was also given charge to spread the program to as many schools and organizations as possible. I have now successfully run Young Composers and trained teaching artists at:

      • Very Young Composers of Vail
      • Denver School of the Arts (DPS)
      • Venture Prep Charter (DPS)
      • Bradley International (DPS)
      • Edgewater Elementary (Jeffco)
      • Academy for Lifelong Learning (a continuing education program for seniors)
  • Private Lessons

    • Composition

      Conrad maintains an active composition studio catering to students of all levels. Styles vary from traditional common practice harmony to modern/ experimental idioms as well as more commercial and pop genres.

      Conrad's students have gone on to undergraduate and graduate music programs at:

      • The Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California.
      • The Frost School of Music, University of Miami.
      • The Hartt School, University of Hartford.
      • University of Northern Texas College of Music.
      • St Olaf's College, Minnesota.
      • Metropolitan State University of Denver.
      • Lamont School of Music, University of Denver.

       Conrad also offers private Music Theory instruction and tutoring.

    • Music Software, Technology/ Home Studio

      Conrad also does in-home troubleshooting and training on a variety of music hardware and software application. You bought the gear, learn to use it!!!! Conrad will come to your home, get your computer and equipment talking, and then teach you how to use it.

      Software includes all notation softwares, Logic, Ableton, SONY Sound Forge and Vegas, Cubase, Sonar, and a number of open-source software options.

    • Voice

      In certain situations Conrad may be persuaded to give voice lessons. His unique approach incorporates classical training tradition but is specifically focused on finding your voice.

This portfolio last updated: Feb 15, 2017 1:19:08 PM