School of Music

Keith Crook

Artist Faculty in Guitar
Keith Crook

Office Location

Corthell Hall

Phone

207-780-5265

Academic Degrees

  • Bachelor of Music in Performance, University of Southern Maine
  • Master of Music in Performance, Boston Conservatory

Profile

Keith Crook began his music studies in Barcelona, Spain where he studied guitar, theory, and ear-training with Eduardo Sainz de la Maza. Jose Luis Lopategui, and others over a period of seven years. With Baroque guitarist and vihuelist, Luis Gasser he studied performance practices as they relate to realizing this music on the modern guitar. In addition, Mr. Crook has worked and played with Flamenco dancer Teresa Torkanowsky, formerly of the Flamenco dance troupe Teresa and Luisillo. He continued his studies in the United States obtaining a B.M. in Performance at the University of Southern Maine where he studied with Neil Anderson and a M.M. in Performance at Boston Conservatory where he studied with Robert Guthrie graduating "summa cum laude" from both institutions. Mr. Crook is a Maine Touring Artist and president of the Downeast Society for Classical Guitar. He is an instructor at the University of Maine and the University of Southern Maine where he teaches guitar.