Alanna Keenan, assistant professor of music and director of the program in voice, teaches courses in performance, music history, diction, and aural skills. As a singer, Dr. Keenan is an active performer both in recital and opera. Dr. Keenan’s roles include Mother Marie (Dialogue of the Carmelites), Mrs. McClean (Susannah), Cathleen (Riders to the Sea), Hermia (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Marcellina (Le nozze di Figaro), and the title role in Carmen. Dr. Keenan has also spent a summer working as an apprentice artist with Des Moines Metro Opera. Oratorio credits include Saint-Saëns’ Christmas Oratorio, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Fauré’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, and Schubert’s Mass in G. As a soloist, Dr. Keenan has recently appeared with the Pittsburgh Festival Orchestra and choir of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Pittsburgh, PA. Recent recitals venues include Wheeling, West Virginia, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Steubenville, Ohio. Dr. Keenan holds the bachelor of music in vocal performance from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa. She earned the master of music and doctor of musical arts degrees in vocal performance with a minor in musicology from Louisiana State University.
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