SETH KEETON portrait
  • Assistant Professor, School Of Music

Research

Creative Research

  • Performed the role of the Ghost of Christmas Present in a World Premier performance of an operatic version of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Performance, completed 12/01/2016.
  • Performed the baritone soloist in the Brahms German Requiem with the Durango Choral Society and the San Juan Symphony. Performance, completed 11/12/2016.
  • Performed the Four Verses of Captain Lebyadkin with pianist, Vedrana Subotic for the Intermezzo Chamber Artists Series Performance, completed 08/01/2016.
  • Performed Richard Stöhr's Op.21 for the first performance since 1939. With pianist Emily Williams and cellist Stefan Koch on a benefit concert in Ogden, Utah. Performance, completed 07/24/2016.
  • Performed on a concert for the Summer Vocology Institute and its supporters. Performance, completed 06/27/2016.
  • Matters of Life and Death - Illinois Wesleyan University Tightly constructed recital featuring rarely heard works including Vaughan Williams’ cycle The House of Life, Mussorgsky’s Songs and Dances of Death, and Randall Thompson’s The Passenger Collaborative pianist, Robert Elfline Performance, completed 01/26/2016.
  • Matters of Life and Death - Augustana College Tightly constructed recital featuring rarely heard works including Vaughan Williams’ cycle The House of Life, Mussorgsky’s Songs and Dances of Death, and Randall Thompson’s The Passenger Performance, completed 01/24/2016.
  • The Coffee Cantata, JS Bach Character: Herr Schlendrian MacPhail Community Music School, Spotlight Series Mischa Santorum, conductor Performance, completed 10/2015.
  • Beethoven, Symphony No. 9, bass soloist Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra, 2015 Dirk Meyer, Conductor Performance, completed 05/02/2015.
  • Mozart, Requiem, bass soloist St. Olaf College, 2015 Christopher Aspaas, Conductor Performance, completed 04/19/2015.
  • Walker, The Rage of Achilles, bass soloist Minnesota Orchestra, Jazz Series, 2015 World Premier Jazz Oratorio Performance, completed 04/16/2015.
  • Minnesota Opera, Minneapolis, MN Opera:Maria Padilla Character: Don Alfonso Performance, completed 04/2015.
  • Copland, selections from Old American Songs Greater Twin Cities Youth Orchestra Gary Wolfman, Conductor Performance, completed 03/08/2015.
  • Handel, Esther, Haman Lyra Baroque Matthew Mehaffey, Conductor Performance, completed 03/07/2015.
  • Menotti, Amahl and the Night Visitors, Balthazar Minnesota Orchestra Mischa Santorum, Conductor Performance, completed 12/06/2014.
  • Stephen Paulus, North Shore, bass-baritone soloist VocalEssence Ensemble Singers and Orchestra Philip Brunelle, Conductor Performance, completed 10/2014.
  • VocalEssence Ensemble Singers; Phillip Brunelle, Artistic Director 2012-2015 Professional chorister in a 32-person ensemble World Symposium on Choral Music, Seoul, South Korea Performance, completed 08/2014.
  • Mill City Summer Opera, Minneapolis, MN Opera: Tosca Character: Sacristan Performance, completed 07/2014.
  • Mendelssohn, Elijah, Elijah The combined choirs and orchestras of the University of St. John’s Axel Thiemer, Conductor Performance, completed 05/02/2014.
  • Verdi, Requiem, bass soloist The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra Dirk Meyer, Conductor Performance, completed 04/05/2014.
  • Bach, Anna Magdalena Notebook, bass soloist House of Hope Presbyterian Church Aaron David Miller, Director of Music Performance, completed 03/30/2014.
  • Mozart, Coronation Mass, bass soloist The Singers-Minnesota Choral Artists Matthew Culloton, Conductor Performance, completed 02/22/2014.
  • Matters of Life and Death - Augustana College Tightly constructed recital featuring rarely heard works including Vaughan Williams’ cycle The House of Life, Mussorgsky’s Songs and Dances of Death, and Randall Thompson’s The Passenger Collaborative pianist, Robert Elfline Performance, completed 01/24/2014.
  • Mill City Summer Opera, Minneapolis, MN Opera: Il Barbiere di Siviglia Character: Basilio Performance, completed 07/2013.
  • Bach, Kantata #82, soloist Minnesota Bach Ensemble Andrew Altenbach, Conductor Performance, completed 05/11/2013.
  • VocalEssence Ensemble Singers; Phillip Brunelle, Artistic Director 2012-2015 Professional chorister in a 32-person ensemble ACDA National Convention, Dallas, TX Performance, completed 03/2013.
  • Minnesota Opera, Minneapolis, MN Opera: Hamlet Character: Le Spectre Performance, completed 03/2013.
  • Haydn, Creation, bass soloist St. Catherine Choral Society Patricia Connors, Conductor Performance, completed 11/11/2012.
  • Fauré, Requiem, baritone soloist House of Hope Presbyterian Church, Motet Choir Matthew Culloton, Conductor Performance, completed 11/2011.
  • Rutter, Mass of the Children, bass soloist St. Catherine Choral Society Patricia Connors, Conductor Performance, completed 11/2011.
  • A Recital on Personification in Poetry - University of Minnesota Including Strauss’ Mädchenblumen, Mussorgsky’s Songs and Dances of Death, and songs by Ives, Bellini, Saint-Saëns and Ivor Gurney Collaborative pianist, Eric McEnaney Performance, completed 04/2011.
  • The Western Playland and Ich habe genug - House of Hope Presbyterian Church A recital featuring works for low voice and string quartet by Ivor Gurney and J.S. Bach Collaborative pianist, Jessica Schroeder Additional collaborative artists, Bel Canto Quartet and Michal Rogalski, oboe Performance, completed 04/2011.
  • Bach, The Passion of St. John, Jesus University of Minnesota Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Christina Chen-Byers, Conductor Performance, completed 04/01/2011.
  • Minnesota Opera, Minneapolis, MN Opera: Salome Character: First Nazarene Performance, completed 11/2010.
  • A Recital of English Song - University of Minnesota Including ‘Six Songs from A Shropshire Lad’ by Butterworth, ‘Let Us Garlands Bring’ by Finzi and selections from ‘Songs of Travel’ by Vaughan-Williams Collaborative pianist, Ainhoa Urkijo Performance, completed 11/2010.
  • Anticipation, Parties, Drinking and Aftermath - Women’s Club of Minneapolis Songs by 12 composers in a tightly woven thematic recital Collaborative pianist, Eric McEnaney Performance, completed 05/2010.
  • Bach, The Passion of St. Matthew, bass soloist House of Hope Presbyterian Church, Motet Choir Andrew Altenbach, Conductor Performance, completed 04/2010.
  • Anticipation, Parties, Drinking and Aftermath - University of Minnesota Songs by 12 composers in a tightly woven thematic recital Collaborative pianist, Aihoa Urkijo Performance, completed 03/2010.
  • Britten, Cantata Misericordium, baritone soloist House of Hope Presbyterian Church, Motet Choir Andrew Altenbach, Conductor Performance, completed 11/2009.
  • Mozart, Requiem, bass soloist Oratorio Society of Minnesota Matthew Mehaffey, Conductor Performance, completed 11/2009.
  • Three sets of Lieder by Johannes Brahms - University of Minnesota Including Vier Ernste Gesänge Collaborative pianist, Timothy Lovelace Performance, completed 10/2009.
  • Three sets of Lieder by Johannes Brahms - The Schubert Club, St. Paul, MN Including Vier Ernste Gesänge Collaborative pianist, Timothy Lovelace Performance, completed 08/2009.
  • Theater Bremen, Bremen, Germany Opera: Le Nozze di Figaro Character: Antonio Performance, completed 05/2008.
  • Theater Bremen, Bremen, Germany Opera: Zaide Character: Alazim Performance, completed 04/2008.
  • Theater Bremen, Bremen, Germany Opera: La cenerentola Character: Alidoro Performance, completed 03/2008.
  • Theater Bremen, Bremen, Germany Opera: Fredegunda Character: Sigibert Performance, completed 02/2008.
  • Theater Bremen, Bremen, Germany Opera: La Traviata Character: Marchese Performance, completed 01/2008.
  • Theater Bremen, Bremen, Germany Opera: The Rake's Progress Character: Trulove Performance, completed 11/2007.
  • Theater Bremen, Bremen, Germany Opera: Nabucco Character: Zaccharias Performance, completed 10/2007.
  • Theater Bremen, Bremen, Germany Opera: Zar und Zimmerman Character: Lefort Performance, completed 10/2007.
  • Fort Worth Opera, Fort Worth, TX Opera: Madama Butterfly Character: Il Bonzo Performance, completed 06/2007.
  • Fort Worth Opera, Fort Worth, TX Opera: Falstaff Character: Pistola Performance, completed 06/2007.
  • Arizona Opera, Tuscon and Phoenix, AZ Opera: Madama Butterfly Character: Il Bonzo Performance, completed 01/2007.
  • Minnesota Opera, Minneapolis, MN Opera: Tales of Hoffman Character: Crespel Performance, completed 09/2006.
  • A recital featuring songs by Strauss, Brahms, Finzi and Wolf - Cooperstown, NY Collaborative pianist, Tim Hoekman Performance, completed 08/2006.
  • Glimmerglass Opera, Cooperstown, NY Opera: Jenufa Character: Rychtar Performance, completed 07/2006.
  • Glimmerglass Opera, Cooperstown, NY Opera: The Greater Good (world premier) Character: Cornudet Performance, completed 07/2006.
  • Minnesota Opera, Minneapolis, MN Opera: Nixon in China Character: Henry Kissinger (cover) Performance, completed 05/2006.
  • Indianapolis Opera, Indianapolis, IN Opera: Carmen Character: Zuniga Performance, completed 03/2006.
  • Minnesota Opera, Minneapolis, MN Opera: Orazi e Curiazi Character: Il Oracolo Performance, completed 01/2006.
  • Minnesota Opera, Minneapolis, MN Opera: Il Signor Bruschino Character: Signor Bruschino Performance, completed 01/2006.
  • Minnesota Opera, Minneapolis, MN Opera: Don Giovanni Character: Leporello Performance, completed 11/2005.
  • Minnesota Opera, Minneapolis, MN Opera:Tosca Character: Sacristan Performance, completed 11/2005.
  • A recital featuring songs by Chausson, Ibert and Ropartz - Cooperstown, NY Collaborative pianist, Tim Hoekman Performance, completed 08/2005.
  • Glimmerglass Opera, Cooperstown, NY Opera: Lucie de Lammermoor Character: Raimond Performance, completed 07/2005.
  • Glimmerglass Opera, Cooperstown, NY Opera: Il Barbiere di Siviglia Character: Basilio (cover) Performance, completed 07/2005.
  • Minnesota Opera, Minneapolis, MN Opera: Joseph Merrick, The Elephant Man Character: Carr-Gomm Performance, completed 04/2005.
  • Minnesota Opera, Minneapolis, MN Opera: Carmen Character: Zuniga Performance, completed 03/2005.
  • Minnesota Opera, Minneapolis, MN Opera: Der Kaiser von Atlantis Character: Tod and Der Lautsprecher Performance, completed 01/2005.
  • Minnesota Opera, Minneapolis, MN Opera: Madama Butterfly Character: Il Bonzo Performance, completed 03/2004.
  • Minnesota Opera, Minneapolis, MN Opera: The Rape of Lucretia Character: Junius Performance, completed 01/2004.
  • Minnesota Opera, Minneapolis, MN Opera: Lucretia Borgia Character: Petrucci Performance, completed 11/2003.
  • Minnesota Opera, Minneapolis, MN Opera: Rigoletto Character: Monterone Performance, completed 10/2003.
  • Chautauqua Opera, Chautauqua, NY Opera: Don Giovanni Character: Leporello (cover) Performance, completed 08/2003.
  • Chautauqua Opera, Chautauqua, NY Opera: Romeo and Juliet Character: Duke of Verona Performance, completed 07/2003.
  • Chautauqua Opera, Chautauqua, NY Opera: La Boheme Character: Colline Performance, completed 07/2003.
  • Central City Opera, Central City, CO Opera: A Midsummer Night's Dream Character: Peter Quince Performance, completed 07/2002.
  • Opera North, Lebanon, NH Opera: Don Giovanni Character: Leporello (cover) Performance, completed 07/2001.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • Voice lessons and insights from a master teacher. PI: Seth Keeton. University of Utah, Teaching Grant, 03/07/2016 - present. Total project budget to date: $3,393.00