Discipline: Music Composition

Homer Keller

Discipline: Music Composition
Region: Eugene, OR
MacDowell Fellowships: 1938, 1940

Homer T. Keller (1915-1996) was an American composer of contemporary classical music. He earned his B.M. and M.M. from the Eastman School of Music and then went on to teach at the University of Michigan and the University of Oregon in Eugene. There he co-founded the university’s electronic music studio, and while at the University of Michigan, served on the Interlochen Music Camp staff. He wrote various symphonies, sonatas, and orchestral compositions for all different combination of instruments and musicians. Keller received a grant from the Henry Hadley Foundation and is published in the American Composers Alliance.



Homer Keller worked in the Barnard studio.

Originally built near MacDowell's Union Street entrance, the Barnard Studio — which was funded by Barnard College music students — was re-located to its current site in 1910. When the small structure was moved, its size was doubled with the addition of a second room. This remodeling, financed by Mrs. Thomas E. Emery of Cincinnati…

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