Keeler, J. J.
- Existence: 1913 - 1996
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)
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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.
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.
Photograph of Howard S. McDonald, Gerrit de Jong, and organists around the Austin organ in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building
Photograph of J. J. Keeler at the console of the pipe organ in his studio in the Harris Fine Arts Center
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.
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