Carson Keeble

Carson KeebleCarson Keeble is currently the trombone instructor at Oregon State University and Willamette University. His responsibilities include teaching private lessons, running sectionals for large and small ensembles, facilitating studio classes and conducting trombone choir. He has also held teaching positions at Colorado University at Denver, Xavier University of Louisiana, Tulane University, and Oklahoma State University.Carson was invited to be an Artist in Residence by University of Oregon in 2012, and he has given recitals and master classes at University of New Mexico, Denver University, Eastman School of Music, Southern Mississippi University, Oberlin Conservatory, and Oklahoma State University.

Carson held the position of 2nd trombone with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra from January of 2011 through May of 2012. Prior to that he was a member of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra from 2006 to 2010 and the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra from 2004 to 2006. Carson continues to perform regularly with with the Santa Fe Opera, Seattle Symphony, Oregon Symphony and numerous other orchestras throughout the western United States. Other notable orchestras Carson has performed with include the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and Malaysia Philharmonic Orchestra.

As a chamber musician, Carson recently helped found Orebonians, an Oregon based trombone quartet. He also appears regularly as a soloist and chamber musician with Ensemble Music New Mexico. It’s unique weekly concert series, Sunday Chatter, has been featured on NPR and brings together adventurous music programming with spoken word and visual art in a warehouse space in downtown Albuquerque. Carson has recently performed in The Seattle Chamber Music Festival, Seattle Symphony’s “Untitled” series, and Figueroa Project. He in the past held membership in Colorado’s Apollo Chamber Brass and New Orleans Uptown Brass Quintet.

Carson earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the Oberlin Conservatory, a Bachelor of Arts degree from Oberlin College, and a Master of Music degree from Rice University’s Shepherd School. His primary teachers have included Raymond Premru, David Waters, Steven Witser, and James DeSano.