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  • Downloadable Materials

  • Speaking, Consulting, Clinician Work

  • Conrad maintains an active schedule of speaking engagements and master classes sharing his experience in musical entrepreneurship, chamber ensemble management, music technology, composition, and creativity in the K12 music curriculum and more. Topics for Master Classes and Professional Development sessions can be found below. If you would like to contact him about visiting a class, seminar or speaking engagement email

    Possible Topics:

    • 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
  • Recent appearances include:

    Metropolitan State College of Denver 2007- Present

    • Annual featured guest composer during Composition Seminar.

    Colorado Music Educators Association Conference. 2017

    • Young Composers On-Line Curriculum Portal (See Grants Written and Awarded)

    Art&. Connection. Communication.  Collaboration 2016

    • Art & Technology panelist and presenter.

    Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford, Connecticut 2016

    • Freshmen Composition Seminar

    UMass-Lowell, Lowell, Massachusetts 2016

    • Electronic Music Performance and Composition

    South Dakota Music Educators Association Annual Conference. 2015

    • Improvisation and Composition in the K12 Curriculum
    • Using Open Source Music Software to Design K12 Music Technology Programs

    Approval Seekers Mini-tour 2013
    As part of Approval Seekers mini-tour I gave the following masterclasses and presentations:

    • Composition Seminar, University of California, San Diego
    • Composition Seminar, Pasadena City College
    • Career Development for Young Musicians, Pasadena City College 
    • Modern Improvisation Techniques, Pasadena City College 
    • Music Technology in Performance, Pasadena City College 
    • Music Technology in Performance, Redlands University                             

    University of Missouri Composer Mini-Residency as part of Wound premiere. 2013

    • Composition Seminar
    • Career Development for Young Musicians

    4rd Annual Colorado Creative Careers Festival 2013

    •  Using Open Source Music Software in K12 school music labs.

    3rd Annual Colorado Creative Careers Festival 2012

    • ‘Get Your House in Order, Communicate a Clear Message’ branding and communication workshop for young people looking at careers in the arts.

    Day at Lamont, Lamont School of Music. 2011- 2012

    • Panelist, Appreciating the Avant-Garde

    Denver Music Summit 2011

    • Served as an ‘industry consultant’ in the Music 101 mentoring sessions.

    Denver Public Schools Professional Development Unit. 2011

    • Adding Creativity to the Music Curriculum: Sound Painting

    University of Northern Colorado. 2011

    • Guest composer in the Composition Seminar.

    Denver Public Schools Professional Development Unit. 2011

    • 21st Century Arts Education: 1. Advocacy and 2. Technology and Cross Discipline Creativity.

    College Music Society Regional Conference. Metro State College, Denver, CO. 2010

    • Panelist for group discussion entitled "Music = Communication?”

    Curious Theater. 2010

    • Panel Discussion: The Next Generation: What is new in classical music?

    Psychology of Music, University of Denver, Freshmen Seminar, Prof. Karl Ahlkvist. 2010.

    • Guest Speaker- Music and Spirituality.

    University of Colorado, Denver 2007

    • Master class on contemporary improvisation techniques.
  • Press

  • Below are links to a number of accumualted reviews, interviews, links, blurbs, etc. If any of the links are dead please let me know at

  • Denver's Playground Ensemble: The crazy side of classical. Denver Post 2016

    Denver Post story on Black Angels and String Quartet OCD

  • Chamber Music America 2016 Article

    Winter 2016 feature in national Chamber Music America Magazine.

  • Vail Daily Summer 2015

    Story about Young Composers

  • Colorado Public Radio Young Composers On Air Interview 2014

    CPR Colorado Matters Young Composers story

  • The Times Higher Education 2013

    Classical Econoimcs and Finished Symphonies.

    Part of an interview of about career development in higher ed music schools.

  • Westword 2013. 100 Colorado Creatives- Conrad Kehn

    Westword 100 Colorado Creatives- Conrad Kehn

  • Denver Magazine Aug 2010

    Perhaps the best interview I've done ....and on the glossiest fanciest paper!!! Denver Magazine's Arts Issue from August of 2010.

  • Denver Post Top 5 Chamber Ensembles in Colorado

    Denver Post Top 5 Chamber Ensembles in Colorado

  • The Playground

    The Playground has recieved lots of press over the years including reviews of our debut CD Dreams Go Through Me. To visit the Playground press page click here.

  • Approval Seekers

    The links below are a review of a track from our first recording from the Words on Sounds Blog, the other is a review of our live performance from the 2008 International Society of Improvised Music (ISIM) conference.

    Words on Sounds Blog

    ISIM performance review

  • Academic Papers

  • During my MBA course work I wrote a number of papers and delivered presentations on a variety of music/ music business related topics including:

    • Business Plan for the University Related Community Music School
    • Is Higher Education the Next Mortgage Industry?
    • Hiring Trends and Issues Regarding Adjunct Faculty at Universities
    • Cultural Audit of the Colorado Symphony
    • Music Technology for the 21st Century Music School
    • An analysis of the Mile High Voltage Festival
    • Financial Statements and Accounting Policies Project of Harmen International Industries, Incorporated, LOUD Technologies, Inc. and AVID
    • International Business analysis of Roland International in Italy

    Contact me for any information.

  • Short Stories

  • Common Death

  • Poetry/ Lyrics

  • Distractions

  • Gunshot

This portfolio last updated: 17-May-2023 1:14 PM