Music Department Faculty
Keith R. Young is Professor of Music at Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he teaches saxophone performance studies and directs the IUP Jazz Band. In 1998 he retired as the principal saxophonist with the U.S. Air Force Band in Washington, D.C. With that ensemble, he performed on saxophone and piano with The Concert Band, Saxophone Quartet, Orchestra and Dixieland Band, touring throughout the United States, Canada, Germany, England, France, Italy, Japan, Russia, and the Peoples Republic of China.
As saxophone soloist, Dr. Young has performed on international tours with the U.S. Air Force Band and as guest soloist with college and high school bands. Solo performances have included the 1986 International Bandmasters and Orchestra Directors Conference in Chicago; the 9th and 12th World Saxophone Congresses in Japan, Italy, and Canada; the 1988 Music Educators National Conference; the 1989 American Bandmasters Association Convention; Virginia, Maryland, and South Carolina Music Educators Conferences; with the U.S. Navy Band at their 1991, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2001, and 2002 International Saxophone Symposium; the 1998 American School Band Directors Association: and the 1998 North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference.
Dr. Young received a bachelor in music education from
Bowling Green State University in Ohio, a master in
music performance from the Catholic University of America,
and a doctorate in musical arts degree from the University
of Maryland. He has also done graduate work at the University
of Cincinnati and studied in Bordeaux, France, with
world renowned saxophonist Jean Marie Londeix. Other
saxophone instructors have included Dale Underwood,
Reginald Jackson, Louis Marini, Sr, and jazz saxophonist,
In addition to his duties with The U.S. Air Force Band, Dr. Young was adjunct saxophone instructor at Virginia Commonwealth University from 1981 to 1987 and also served two terms as secretary for the North American Saxophone Alliance.