Studies: HS Diploma Interlochen Arts Academy. B.M. Eastman School of Music. M.M. University of Miami.
Teachers: Brad Spinney, John Alfieri, John Beck, Scott Stevens, Fred Wickstrom, Cloyd Duff, Doug Howard, Charlie Owen, Chris Lamb.
Keith A. Aleo has a multifaceted career as an performer, educator and administrator. He is the Director of Percussion at the Interlochen Center for the Arts, encompassing the Arts Camp, Percussion Institute, Adult Band Camp and the Interlochen Arts Academy. He is also a consultant for the Zildjian, Vic Firth and Balter companies.
His playing credits include the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra. He was a member of the percussion section of the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra from 1989-2003, and a member of the percussion faculty at the University of Miami from 1994-2003.
His other teaching credits include The Boston Conservatory, The University of Rhode Island and the University of Connecticut.
His publications include Complimentary Percussion, Music for Multiple Metals and Advanced Etudes for Snare Drum. He was also a contributing editor for the Encyclopedia of Percussion Instruments, published by Garland Publishing.
He was a member of the Percussive Arts Society's Board of Directors and served on the Board of Overseer's at the New England Conservatory from 2004 – 2010. His awards include Chapter President of the Year for his work as president of the Florida Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society.
Mr. Aleo has given master classes and workshops on percussion instruments at numerous universities and conventions. Highlights have included the Percussive Arts Society State and International Conventions, PAS Journees de la Percussion in Paris France, the Paris Conservatory, the PAS Italian Percussion Festival in Fermo Italy, the Shanghai Conservatory, Tainan National University of the Arts and multiple Music Educator Conferences.
Books for Percussion
Works for Percussion