Introduction

Called “gloriously luminous” by The Philadelphia Inquirer, Keith Fitch’s music has been consistently noted for its eloquence, expressivity, dramatic sense of musical narrative and unique sense of color and sonority. He is also highly regarded as a teacher, chamber music coach and conductor of new music. Fitch's students regularly attend leading summer festivals around the world and win awards from such prestigious organizations as ASCAP and the Fulbright Foundation.

Photo by: Alex Cooke

Education

D.Mus., Indiana University School of Music

  • Composition with Frederick Fox, Eugene O’Brien and Claude Baker
  • Double bass with Bruce Bransby and Murray Grodner
  • Chamber music with Rostislav Dubinsky, founder of the Borodin Quartet

Teaching Experience

Cleveland Institute of Music
2008–present

Rocky Ridge Music Center
Composer-in-residence
2015–2017

Mannes College of Music in New York
1997–2008
Founded the CIRCE new music ensemble

Bard College
2005–2006, 2007–2008

Indiana University
2001