Dr. Bevan Keating is an Associate Professor of Music and Director of Conducting and Choral Studies at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where he conducts the UALR Concert Choir, the UALR Chamber Choir, and the UALR Community Chorus, and teaches Conducting technique courses.
UALR’s choirs perform nationally and internationally, as well as extensively within the state of Arkansas. Former conducting students of Dr. Keating have completed their DMA in Choral Conducting studies, become music educators, or are full time church musicians. Many of his current choir members are auditioning successfully for graduate voice and conducting programs across the nation, as well as securing full time choral and soloist positions throughout the Central Arkansas area.
Dr. Keating has conducted performances across Europe and North America, including most recently performances in Edinburgh, Scotland; Dublin and Kells, Ireland; Cardiff, Wales; London, England, and joint performances with Staffelseechor Murnau and Kirchenchor Die Stadtkirche St. Michael von Löffingen in Germany, and the Musikverein Matzen and Singkreis Matzen choirs in Austria. He also continues to perform in his homeland of Canada as a guest conductor in Vancouver, British Columbia; Banff, Alberta; London, Ontario; and throughout the province of Newfoundland. Locally, Keating has conducted performances of Mozart’s Requiem, J.S. Bach’s Piano Concerto in D Minor, Mendelssohn’s oratorio Elijah, and various operas including Johann Strauss II’s Die Fledermaus and Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte.
In addition to his role as Director of Conducting and Choral Studies, Dr. Keating is the artistic director of Praeclara, a professional performance company and of the Wildwood Academy for Music and the Arts (WAMA), a summer music education program for young musicians of all skill levels sponsored by Wildwood Park for the Arts. Dr. Bevan Keating currently serves as Director of Music and the Arts for Second Presbyterian Church in Little Rock.