Dr. Tim Keeler is music director of the San Francisco-based, GRAMMY® award-winning vocal ensemble Chanticleer. Performing nearly 100 concerts every year all over the world, Chanticleer has been a staple of the American choral sound for over 45 years.
Prior to moving to San Francisco, Tim forged a career as an active conductor, singer, and educator. He has performed with New York Polyphony, The Clarion Choir, the Choir of Trinity Wall Street, and sang with Chanticleer for their 2017-2018 season. He has also performed frequently as a soloist, appearing regularly in the Bach Vespers series at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in New York City, as well as with TENET, New York's preeminent early music ensemble. An avid proponent of new and challenging repertoire, Tim remains a core member of Ekmeles, a vocal ensemble based in New York City and dedicated to contemporary, avant-garde, and infrequently-performed vocal repertoire.
As an educator, Tim has directed the Men’s Chorus at the University of Maryland, served as director of choirs at the Special Music School High School in Manhattan, and worked closely with the Young People's Chorus of New York City as a vocal coach and satellite school conductor. He was also the choral conductor for Juilliard's new Summer Performing Arts program - a two-week intensive summer course in Geneva, Switzerland.
Tim holds a BA in Music from Princeton University with certificates in Vocal Performance and Computer Science, an MPhil in Music and Science from Cambridge University, an MM in Choral Conducting from the University of Michigan, and a DMA in Choral Conducting from the University of Maryland.
While studying with Dr. Jerry Blackstone at the University of Michigan, Tim served as assistant conductor of the Grammy award-winning UMS Choral Union, preparing the choir for performances with Leonard Slatkin and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. At Maryland, under the supervision of Dr. Edward Maclary, Tim helped prepare choirs for performances with the National Symphony Orchestra and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.