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Keeler, J. J.

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1913-1996

Biographical History

J. J. Keeler (1913-1996) was a music professor in Utah.

Joseph Jensen Keeler was born on July 3, 1913 in Provo, Utah. He attended Brigham Young High School before pursuing music studies in Germany. He returned in 1933 to complete a bachelor's and master's degree in music at Brigham Young University. Keeler joined the university faculty and served as the head of the organ performance department for forty years.

Keeler passed way on September 22, 1996 in Provo, Utah.

Citation

LCCN 97-705792: Keeler, J.J. Chorale improvisaton on Let all mortal flesh keep silent, c1996: (usage: J.J. Keeler)

BYU College of Fine Arts, via WWW, Feb. 5, 2014 (J. J. Keeler was instrumental in the creation of the BYU Organ Studies Program; graduated from Brigham Young High, then studied in Germany until 1933, when he returned to BYU to finish his B.A. and M.A. in Music; he taught his last organ lesson when he was 85, that final lesson was on a Friday, and he passed away the following Sunday)

Deseret News, from Sep. 23, 1996, via WWW, Feb. 5, 2014 (Joseph Jensen Keeler of Provo, music educator; born in Provo, Utah July 3, 1913 and died in Provo, Utah September 22, 1996; functioned as the head of the BYU organ department for forty years)

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Biographical sketches of BYU Music Department faculty

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 305
Scope and Contents Contains brief biographical sketches of Gustav Buggert, Don L. Earl, George W. Fitzroy, Joseph Keeler, Lawrence Sardoni, John Wakefield, Franklin Madsen, and Gerrit de Jong.
Dates: Date not identified

Morris M. Clinger interview with J. J. Keeler

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3002
Scope and Contents Typescript of an interview taken from the included reel-to-reel tape and audiocassettes. The interview was conducted by Morris M. Clinger on March 2, 1982 for the Joint Oral History Program of Brigham Young University Archives, BYU Alumni Association Emeritus Club and Charles Redd Center for Western Studies. Keeler talks about his education, various occupations, and his career at Brigham Young University as a professor of music. He tells about the music directors and professors at the...
Dates: 1982 March 2

Oral history interview with J. J. Keeler

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2122
Scope and Contents Includes memories of his grandfather, J. Marinus Jensen, who was a professor in the English Department at Brigham Young University, 1910-1945. Includes information on Jensen's personal and professional life.
Dates: 1992 January 2

Leland K. Wakefield letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2094
Scope and Contents Handwritten and signed letter addressed to J. J. Keeler of Provo, Utah and dated 31 Aug. 1944. Wakefield tells about the war winding down in Europe, mentions his bombing missions, relates about his visit to Napels, Italy, and comments on his activities regarding playing the organ.
Dates: 1944 August 31