Keith Dippre, DMA

Dr. Keith Dippre

B.A., Azusa Pacific University; M.A., California State University at Los Angeles; D.M.A., Ohio State University

Bio:

Dr. Keith Dippre is currently a Professor of Music at Methodist University, teaching such courses as music theory, aural skills, and composition. Dr. Dippre also received a Regional Artist Project Grant from the Arts Council of Fayetteville and Cumberland County and was an artist-in-residence at the Artist’s Enclave at I-Park (East Haddam, Conn.). In October of 2003, his piece “Pilgrim’s Blues” (for piano, violin, and cowbell) premiered in Northampton, Mass. commemorating the tercentenary celebration of Jonathan Edwards.  He has had commissions and performances with the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, and his current publishers are Imagine Music (Medina, N.Y.) and Ars Nova Music (Seattle, Wash.), and Renforth Music (New Brunswick, Canada).

On his Fall 2009 sabbatical, he took part in the Fresno New Music Festival and was a guest lecturer at Azusa Pacific University.  He was also the recent recipient of ASCAPLUS awards for 2010, 2013, and the 2012 Henry Grady Miller Cup award for his choral work “Daughters of Song.”  In 2014, he accepted the Faculty Research and Creative Expression award at Methodist University.  In 2016, he performed his piece “Lengua No Más” at the College Music Society National Conference in Santa Fe, N.M.  He continues to co-direct the Cape Fear New Music Festival every spring at Methodist University.  His most recent publishing is “Ruins of the Pueblo” with Ars Nova Press.

He currently has three publishers: Imagine Music Publishers, Ars Nova Press, and Renforth Music Publications. He recently received a grant from the Arts Council of Cumberland County that funded his recording project for his pieces “California Low Brow” and “Ruins of the Pueblo.” California Low Brow was recently released on Spotify as well as several other digital platforms. Ruins is slated to be released in the spring.