Jonathan Keeble is known for his rich tone, effervescent personality, and nuanced musicality. In high demand as performing artist and master class clinician. he has been described as having an “infinitely flexible sound, with many subtle colors,” and is among the leading performer/pedagogues of his generation.
He is a regular performer, adjudicator, and presenter at National Flute Association conventions, and is a Past President of the Association. Recent tours include appearances on concert series and festivals in New Zealand, Brazil, Australia, Ecuador, Korea, Hong Kong, New Zealand and throughout the United States.
Jonathan is the flutist for the award winning Prairie Winds and Aletheia Duo, and Principal Flute of the Sinfonia da Camera. He spends summers performing and teaching at Aria International, Madeline Island Chamber Music, the Pacific Northwest Flute and Piccolo Seminar, and at the University of Illinois Pre-College Flute Seminar. As the Professor of Flute at the University of Illinois, Dr. Keeble is one of two faculty in the School of Music’s history to receive the Provost’s Award for Undergraduate Teaching Excellence. In the spring of 2017 he received the College of Fine and Applied Arts Award for Excellence in Teaching.
He has performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Kansas City Symphony, and in chamber recitals with Yo-Yo Ma, Renèe Fleming, and Luciano Pavarotti, among others. Classes and solo performances include appearances at the Eastman School of Music, the Juilliard School, Rice University, Indiana University, Northwestern University, and elsewhere.
Jonathan’s students populate the globe as recording artists, faculty at universities and colleges, and as orchestra members. He plays a Nagahara Full Concert flute with 14 karat headjoint, and platinum extended riser.