The music program at Lord of the Mountains has greatly benefited from Chris Keelan’s extensive choral music experience. Since she began directing the Sanctuary Choir in 2013, she has enhanced our worship experience by showcasing talented musicians and vocalists in our congregation.
Chris earned her Bachelor of Music Education Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and her Master of Music Degree in Choral Conducting and Literature from the University of Northern Colorado. She taught choral music for 34 years in public schools in Colorado and Wisconsin. In addition, her choral conducting career includes 28 years as Music/Choral Director at four different congregations in Colorado and Wisconsin.
She served on the Board of Directors for the Colorado Music Educators Association and the Wisconsin Choral Directors Association. During this time she was program chair and honor choir chair for both the Wisconsin Choral Directors Convention and the North Central American Choral Directors Convention.
She continues to be an active choral clinician and adjudicator in both Colorado and Wisconsin. As a soloist, she has performed numerous major works and continues an active singing career.