- Prentis Street Sonata
- Detroit Skies: PianoTrio No. 1
- Kamchatka: Piano Trio No. 2
- Churches of Detroit: Organ Suite No. 1
- Paradise Valley, K=0.5mv2
- Scenes From a Woodward Walk: Woodwind Quintet No. 2
- Love Dream & Poetry
- Prelude and Fugue in 12 Tones
- Passacaglia for Concert Band
Composer Keith Buckner wa born in Dearborn, Michigan, in 1957 to Alice and Lester Buckner. Growing up with his sister Marie and his brother Bob (Lester) in Garden City, MI, he participated in sports, band, and choir in school and church.Mr. Buckner attended Memorial Elementary, Vogel Jr. High, Garden City West Sr. High, and Garden City Presbyterian Church. At a young age he received the "God and Country" Medal with a Certificate from President Richard Nixon. Come age seventeen Mr. Buckner was performing professionally as a keyboadist. For thirty plus years, he performed with such notable acts as Majesty, Steve King and the Dittilies, Street Theory, Dennis Charles, Jimmy Ruffin, Stewart Fancke and the Point, The 10 Speeds, Little White Lies, Mickey Quattro, and The Cosmics. He also performed in concerts with Jan and Dean, Ricky Nelson, Iron Butterfly, Chuck Berry, Sha Na Na, Bachman-Turner-Overdrive, and Rod Stewart, to name a few.
Disabilities forced Buckner to "give up the road" and he settled in Detroit where he accepted a position with Arts Marketing and The Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Keith was awarded A Certificate of Recognition by the DSO and acheived the status of Executive Life Master with Arts Marketing.
Mr. Buckner received degrees in Liberal Arts and Music from Schoolcraft College in Livonia, MI, and thereafter received a BM in composition and a MM in both Composition and Music Theory from Wayne State University, graduating with honors in all degrees. He had the privalage of studing with composers James Hartway, and Robert Jones, theorist Karl Braunsweig, musicologist Mary Wischusen, pianists Eugene Bossart, Kathryn Wilson and Donald Morelock, trumpet with Irv Sarin and Brian Moon, professors Bradley Bloom, Norah Duncan IV, and Robert Conway, music criticism with John Guinn, and orchestration with Hartway, Kypros Markou and Valter Poole.
Keith Buckner’s music has been performed regularly on a national and international basis leading to numerous awards and commissions. Currently, Mr. Buckner composes and resides in Midtown Detroit. Keith and his wife Helen have three grow childeren; Danny, William, and Cara.
Awards & honors
Cambridge Who’s Who, Stanford Who’s Who, Phi Kappa Lambda, Phi Theta Kappa, Golden Key International Honor Society, Colllegiate All-American Scholar, National Dean’s List, National Honor Society, Chancellor’s List, Magna Cum Laude, and The Wayne Stste University College Hearing Panel.
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