PAT O’KEEFE woodwinds

Pat O’Keefe is a multi-faceted performer, creator, and educator with a wide variety of musical interests. Firmly dedicated to new music, Pat is currently the co-artistic director and woodwind player for ensemble Zeitgeist, based in St. Paul, Minnesota. He has also performed and recorded with such groups as ETHEL, California E.A.R. Unit, and Cleveland New Music Associates. Pat is also drawn to the music of other cultures, and performs regularly on both woodwinds and percussion with the groups Batucada do Norte, Choro Borealis, and Music Mundial in the Twin Cities. Pat holds a BM (with Performer’s Certificate) from Indiana University, an MM (with Academic Honors and Distinction in Performance) from the New England Conservatory, and a DMA from the University of California, San Diego. He is currently on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin, River Falls.