Education

  • DMA in progress, Music Education, Boston University
  • M.A., Instrumental Conducting, with distinction, California State University Fresno
  • B.A., Music Education, summa cum laude, California State University Fresno
Christine Keenan is the Director of Bands and Program Director for the Music Department at Fresno Pacific University, where she conducts the Symphonic Band and coaches the Saxophone Quartet. She teaches courses in conducting and music education and is a supervisor and mentor for music credential students with the School of Education. She is also the founder and conductor of Summer Band at the Shaghoian. Professor Keenan has served on the board of CMEA Central Section and currently serves as the Vice President of the Fresno-Madera County Music Educators Association. Mrs. Keenan lives in Clovis with her husband Vince, and their two daughters, Vivian and Roxanne.

Publications & Presentations

  • Tau Beta Sigma Western District Signature Retreat Presentation: “Cultivating a Musical Life Beyond the College Band” July 2020
  • California All-State Music Education Conference Headliner Performance, Wind Symphony of Clovis with Derek Brown, saxophone, February 2020
  • California All-State Music Education Conference, Headliner Performance, Wind Symphony of Clovis with Derek Brown, saxophone, February 2020
  • California Music Educators Association Central Section, Online Professional Development Series Organizer: “Diversity in Concert Programming”, September 2019
  • Organizer and Presenter: “Festival Sight-Reading 101”, February 2020
  • Community Media Access Collaborative Broadcast, “Fresno Music with Brad: Wind Symphony of Clovis” April 2019
  • The Midwest Clinic International Band and Orchestra Conference, Featured Performance, Wind Symphony of Clovis, December 2018
  • Tau Beta Sigma Women in Music Speaker Series, Guest speaker, April 2018
  • Tau Beta Sigma Western District Conference, Conductor, Music Hour, April 2018