School of Music

Keith Crook

Artist Faculty in Guitar
Keith Crook


Corthell Hall

Contact Information

Phone: 207-780-5265

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.

Auditions for: Portland Youth Symphony Orchestras, Portland Youth Wind Ensemble, and Youth Choirs

USM Youth Ensembles

The USM Youth Ensembles invite young musicians and singers (ages 8-18) to audition for the following ensembles.

Portland Youth Symphony Orchestra
Portland Youth Wind Ensemble
Portland Youth Junior Orchestra
Portland Young Peoples String Consort
Southern Maine Youth Chorale
Southern Maine Children's Choir

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