The School of Music and Fine Arts
Full Name: Anna Keith
Adjunct Professor of Voice
B. Mus Vocal Performance, University of Tennessee, M.Mus Vocal Performance, Northwestern University, Teacher Certification, Murray State University, additional studies, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, University of Miami at Salzburg, Austria.
A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, Anna Keith, soprano, has a varied background in performing, including Opera, Oratorio, Recital, and Musical Theater. While at the University of Tennessee, she was a recipient of the prestigious Grace Moore Scholarship and made her orchestral debut with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. She was the soprano soloist for the American premier of Penderecki’s Dies Irae in Louisville, Kentucky, toured the South as the Mother Abbess in Sound of Music, and as a soloist with the South Florida Celebration Singers, performed in Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, and the British Isles. Anna Keith began her teaching career at Palm Beach Atlantic University in 1979. She was head of the voice department from 1989 to 2001. Upon moving to Texas she then taught at Baylor University. In 2004, she and her family returned to West Palm Beach and she is now an Adjunct Voice professor, where her teaching duties include Voice, Singer’s Diction, and Singing for Actors. She has also served as Vocal Coach for the musicals Kiss Me, Kate, West Side Story, Into the Woods, and the musical review, Bible on Broadway. Previous teaching positions have included the University of Iowa, and Western Kentucky State University. Her students have gone on to be performers, teachers, and church musicians, having been accepted into graduate schools such as Juilliard School of Music, Cincinnati Conservatory, Florida State University, Rice University, and University of Miami. She is an active member of the choir and music ministry at First Baptist Church, where her husband, Bill, is an Associate Pastor. They have one son, Grant, who is a graduate student at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Professional organizations include the National Association of Teachers of Singing, and Sigma Alpha Iota.