Ms. Keller currently serves Elgin ISD as Fine Arts Director, Fine Arts Department Chair, and Assistant Band Director of the Elgin HS Band. Prior to joining Elgin ISD, Ms. Keller taught in Plano, Frisco and Pflugerville ISD. Ms. Keller’s ensembles have enjoyed accolades such as earning consistent “superior” ratings, multiple “Best in Class” designations at local and national contests, earning 3rd place in the TMEA State Honor Band Competition, performing at the Midwest Band and Orchestra in 2010, and being named a National Award Winner with the Foundation for Music Education Wind Band Honors Project.
In addition to loving teaching and being in the classroom, Ms. Keller serves as adjunct faculty for the University of North Texas supervising student teachers in the Central Texas area. She also serves as an active adjudicator and clinician across the state and maintains professional memberships in Texas Music Educator’s Association, Texas Music Adjudicators Association, Texas Music Administrators Conference, and Texas Bandmaster’s Association.
Ms. Keller earned her Bachelor of Music Education from Indiana University – Bloomington, where she studied with Professor Ray E. Cramer, Professor Stephen W. Pratt, and Edmund Cord (trumpet). Her Master’s Degree in Music Education is from the University of North Texas where she also served as a Teaching Fellow in Brass Pedagogy, and enjoyed a brief stint in Brass Theatre long ago (the precursor to Blast!)
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family (both human and furry!).