Pianist and USC Thornton Musicology PhD candidate Keenan Reesor (MM ’10, piano performance) has accepted a tenure track position as Assistant Professor of Music at Southern Virginia University, where he will begin teaching music history and piano in the fall. Reesor is a laureate of the Wideman and Virginia Waring International Piano Competitions and a nominee for the American Pianists Association Classical Fellowship Award.
Reesor recently performed Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F with the Fort Collins Symphony under the direction of Wes Kenney (’78, music), who is also a Thornton alumnus. Reesor first appeared with the symphony in 2013, in a performance of Rachmaninoff’s Third Concerto. In advance of his April 15 performance, the Fort Collins Symphony produced this video interview with the musician:
Reesor was also commissioned to write a feature article for the program book of the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival, which will take place on the USC Thornton campus May 13-22. The program book, which is published by The Strad, will be available for purchase at the festival.