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 regularly win awards from such prestigious organizations as ASCAP, BMI and the Fulbright Foundation.

Photo by: Alex Cooke


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
  • Rocky Ridge Music Center
    Composer-in-residence, 2015–2017
  • Mannes College of Music in New York
    Founded the CIRCE new music ensemble
  • Bard College
    2005–2006, 2007–2008
  • Indiana University