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Department of Music

Keith A. Aleo

Keith A. Aleo

Guest Artist
Teacher in Classical Percussion

Phone: 401.874.2431

Applied Percussion, Music Education

Master of Music, University of Miami
Bachelor of Music, Eastman School

KEITH A. ALEO earned his B.M. from the Eastman School of Music and his M.M. from the University of Miami. He has studied percussion with John Beck, Jim Chapin, Doug Howard, Chris Lamb, Charles Owen and Fred Wickstrom.

Aleo was a member of the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra from 1989-2003. He recently performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) under conductor James Levine (2005), and is a member of the New Bedford and Indian Hill Symphony Orchestras (Massachusetts). His chamber music and solo accomplishments include the Florida Philharmonic, the Miami Chamber Symphony, the New Percussion Quartet, Ensemble 21 and many solo recitals. Aleo has also recorded several orchestral works on the Harmonia Mundi, Spectrum and Word Records labels. He has given master classes and percussion workshops at numerous universities and at both state and international percussion conventions, including the Percussive Arts Society (PAS) International Convention in Nashville (2002). In 2004, Aleo was a jury member for the International Snare Drum Competition at the Journees de la Percussion festival in Paris. His book, Advanced Etudes for Snare Drum was published by HoneyRock and has received critical acclaim.

A member of the percussion faculty at the University of Miami from 1994-2003, Aleo was also director of percussion studies at Florida International University from 1999-2003. He currently serves as the director of education and orchestral activities at the Avedis Zildjian Company and teaches at the Interlochen Arts Camp (Minnesota). Aleo also serves on the PAS's board of directors.