Cassie Keogh

Cassie Keogh is Assistant Professor of Clarinet at North Dakota State University. She teaches applied clarinet lessons, woodwind chamber music, and music theory classes, and performs various duties in the music education curriculum. Dr. Keogh has taught music theory at Oklahoma City University, University of Oklahoma, and Michigan State University. Her recent performances include the International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFest® in Baton Rouge LA, the Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music in Belfast Northern Ireland, and the Society for ElectroAcoustic Music of the United States (SEAMUS) in Middletown, CT. She recently presented her research on Joan Tower’s music for clarinet at the National, Pacific Northwest, and Rocky Mountain Regional Conferences of the College Music Society. Dr. Keogh previously served as the Assistant Director of the University of Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium and currently serves as Volunteer Coordinator for the International Clarinet Association. She holds Bachelor’s degrees in Clarinet Performance and Music Education from the University of Montana, Master’s degrees in Clarinet Performance and Music Theory Pedagogy from Michigan State University, and a Doctorate in Clarinet Performance from the University of Oklahoma. Her teachers include Suzanne Tirk, Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr, and Maxine Ramey.

Growing up on a cattle ranch in rural Montana, Cassie attended a one-room schoolhouse from kindergarten through fifth grade. Today, Cassie enjoys returning home to Montana to work on the family ranch and work outdoors.  In her spare time, she enjoys outdoor activities (hiking, camping, whitewater rafting, and horseback riding) and reading.  She is also curious about botany and rangeland ecology.


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