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Aaron Keaster

Adjunct, Department of Performing Arts

Aaron Keaster has been teaching cello and double bass at Adrian College since 2003. He resides in the Toledo area and has been a member of the Toledo Symphony double bass section since 1996. Mr. Keaster received a Master’s Degree in Music Performance from the University of Indiana and a Bachelor of Music Education Degree from The Wichita State University.

Mr. Keaster has performed with several orchestras in the area including the Detroit Opera Orchestra, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, the Evansville Philharmonic, the Lakeside Summer Orchestra and the Adrian Symphony Orchestra. While in Wichita Mr. Keaster performed with the Wichita Symphony and the Wichita Jazz Orchestra. He has played for shows of National tours of Broadway musicals including “Wicked”, “Billy Elliot”, “The Producers”, “Mary Poppins” and “Spamalot”. He was fortunate to have had such incredible experiences as playing with Mickey and Minnie in the Disney All-American College Orchestra and playing with the Royal Odyssey Cruise Line Orchestra while sailing around the Mediterranean Sea.

In addition to having a private studio teaching cello and double bass lessons in the Toledo area for over 25 years, Mr. Keaster has held teaching positions at Bowling Green State University, the Interlochen Summer Arts Camp, Toledo School for the Arts and the Perrysburg, OH Public Schools.

Mr. Keaster enjoys playing bass with groups that encompass many musical styles and he especially likes playing music with his wife Michelle, a flutist, and his daughter Kaelee, a budding oboist. He also enjoys writing children’s songs and turning them into picture books for kids. You can see some of his projects on the website: aaronkeaster.com.

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