Keith Kirchoff

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Past Concerts





February 21 - Worcester, MA

Razzo Hall, Traina Center for the Arts
Clark University

Performing works by MC Maguire, Dan VanHassel, Jorge Sosa, Keith Kirchoff, Matt Malsky, and Robert Seaback

February 23 - March 1 - 14th Biennial Symposium on Arts and Technology

Connecticut College
In Residence with Christopher Jetter. #chronicled
Also performing works by VanHassel and Seaback

March 28 - SEAMUS

Weslyean University
Middletown, CT
Premier of Crook'd for bassoon and live electronics


January 17 - New Music Miami

Florida International University
Miami Beach Urban Studios

Performing works by MC Maguire, Dan VanHassel, Jacob Sudol, and Robert Seaback




February 19 - Manchester Metropolitan University, Cheshire


February 22 - Hull University

Master class to follow

March 21 - Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, MI
Includes a guest appearance with "Birds on a Wire" for the premier of a new work by Kyong Mee Choi

April 4 - Hope College

Holland, MI

April 16 - St. Cloud State University

St. Cloud, MN

April 18 - 20 - SEAMUS 2013

McNally Smith College of Music
St. Paul, MN

April 27 - Opensound

Somerville, MA
Featuring new works for toy piano and electronics

May 17 - Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville

Victoriaville, Quebec, CANADA
All MC Maguire!

June 14 - Festival Internacional de Música Contemporánea

Morelia, Michoacán, MEXICO

June 20 - Instituto Queretano de la Cultura y Las Artes

UNAM Campus Juriquilla
Querétaro, Querétaro, MEXICO

June 28 - Instituto de Cultura Zapopan

Auditorio del Centro Municipal de la Cultura
Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO

October 31 - Chamber Arts Series

University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Arts and Communication Center, Music Hall
$8 adults, $5 Seniors and Non-UW Oshkosh students; $3 children under 12; Free to UW Oshkosh students

Performing works by MC Maguire, Dan VanHassel, John Gibson, Robert Seaback, Jorge Sosa, and Keith Kirchoff

November 1 - UW Oshkosh

Lecture: Composing for Piano & Electronics

November 9 - ElectroAcoustic Barndance

University of Mary Washington

Performance of my own composition oNe: for pitched (or non-pitched) object and live electronics

November 15 - Longy School of Music

Lecture: Composing for Piano & Electronics




October 11 - Leipzig, GERMANY

Hochschule für Musik und Theater
The Electro-Acoustic Piano

November 10 - Bowling Green, OH

Bowling Green University
Lecture and recording sessions

November 24, November 26, December 2 - C3 Festival


Pianist Kai Schumacher takes the music of Kirchoff to Europe with
performances of The Adventures of Norby and OverDrive

11/24, 6:30pm: Zeche Zollverein. Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY
11/26, 8:00pm: Radialsystem. Berlin, Brandenburg, GERMANY
12/2, 7:00pm: St. John Center. Gdansk, Pomerania, POLAND

December 17 - Sommerville, MA

Opensound Studio
30-minute improvisation set with Soloymia Moroz (flute)

February 3 - Jacksonville, AL

Foothills Piano Festival
The Electro-Acoustic Piano

February 9 - 11 - Appleton, WI

Lawrence University
Guest pianist at SEAMUS Festival

February 23 - 24 - Tulsa, OK

University of Tulsa
Guest composer and pianist

March 8 - 10 - Winnipeg, MB CANADA

Cluster Festival
With Solomiya Moroz (flute)

March 30 - Lewisburg, PA

Bucknell University
Master classes and recital

March 30 - ISTANBUL


Kai Schumacher performs The Adventures of Norby
Boruson Music House

April 7 - Cambridge, MA

Performing Stefan Prins' Piano Hero
Harvard University
11:30 am



May 3 - Boston, MA

ECCE performs Carter

April 21 - Boston, MA

Fenway Center
Together Festival

April 21 - Worcester, MA

Clark University
ECCE performs Carter

February 22 - Ghent, BELGIUM

Logos Foundation
8:00 pm

February 11 - Canton, NY

St. Lawrence University
8:00 pm, Peterson-Kermani Hall

January 26 - Toronto, Ontario CANADA

Featured pianist at the University of Toronto's New Music Festival.
Includes the world premier of Medusa Fragments by Steve Ricks, and the winner of the 2010 Composer's Competition.

January 8 - Chicago, Illinois

Guest pianist as a part of the Experimental Piano Series.


December 16 - Goethe Institute of Boston

Together with violinist Gabriel Boyers. Works by Schubert, Bach, and Ornstein.
8:00 pm. $10

December 3 - Concord Conservatory of Music

Together with violinist Gabriel Boyers. Works by Schubert, Bach, and Ornstein.
7:30 pm. FREE

August 26 - The Stone (New York City)

8:00 pm: One hour set at John Zorn's club, The Stone. New York, New York. $10
Works by VanHassel, Kirchoff, Strange, Morales, and Maierhof.

August 27 - The Stone (New York City)

with Annie Gosfield
8:00 pm: One hour set at John Zorn's club, The Stone. New York, New York. $10

September 3 - Kaiserslautern, Casino der Volksbank (GERMANY)

Pianist Kai Schumacher plays Darling, I am Indeed Useless to You, which includes my Variation for Kai. - 8:00 pm

September 25 - Mission Chamber Orchestra

7:30 pm: performing concerti by Gorecki and Duessen
Emily Ray, conductor

September 30 - Lee University, Cleveland, Tennesse

7:30 pm: The Electro-Acoustic Piano. Featuring the world premier of Roberto Morales's Contortions. Free
Squires Hall

October 21 - University of Tulsa

7:30 pm: Pianist Benjamin Buchanan performs The Adventures of Norby and Size Doesn't Matter.

July 22 - August 9 - Music Omi International Musicians Residency

May 8 - Music at Poon Hill (Song recital with Rebecca Tomlinson)

8:00 pm: Woodside, California. $20
The songs of Leo Ornstein, George Antheil, Franz Liszt, and Franz Schubert

April 29 - Manchester Metropolitan University, Cheshire (Guest Artist)

8:00 pm: Crewe, Cheshire. ENGLAND. FREE
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April 27 - University of York (Guest Artist)

8:00 pm: Heslington, York. ENGLAND. FREE
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April 21 - 23 - Hope College (Guest Artist)

April 21, 7:30 pm: Holland, Michigan. FREE
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April 14 - Elmhurst College (Guest Artist)

7:30 pm: Elmhurst, Illinois. FREE
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April 8 - Central Minnesota Music School

St. Cloud, Minnesota. Master class for students.

April 5 - St. Cloud State University (Guest Artist)

April 5, 5:00 pm: First Monday New Media Series. St. Cloud, Minnesota. FREE
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March 30 - 31 - University of Tulsa (Rozsa Visiting Artist/Composer)

March 30, 7:30 pm: Sharp Memorial Chapel. Tulsa, Oklahoma. FREE
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March 27 - New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival

1:00 pm, Elebash Hall. Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue

March 24 - Clark University (Guest Artist)

March 23, 8:00 pm. Worcester, Massachusetts

March 19 - 20 - University of Missouri, Kansas City (Guest Artist)

March 19, 7:30 pm: Guest Artist Series, White Recital Hall. Kansas City, Missouri. FREE

March 9 - The Stone (New York City)

8:00 pm: One hour set at John Zorn's club, The Stone. New York, New York. $10

March 4 - 6 - Brigham Young University (Artist in Residence)

March 5, 7:30 pm: Guest Artist, New Music Series. Provo, Utah. FREE

March 2 - 3 - University of Utah (Artist in Residence)

March 2, 8 pm: Guest Artist, Virtuoso Series. Salt Lake City, Utah. FREE

February 14 - University of California, Santa Barbara

3:00 pm: Santa Barbara, California. FREE
Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall

February 13 - Palo Alto, CA

8:00 pm: 363 Whitclem Place, Palo Alto, CA, 94306. FREE
At the home of David Stritmatter. All are invited. Please email for more details.

February 12 - University of California, Berkeley

8:00 pm: Berkeley, California. FREE
Held in the CNMAT building.

February 7 - California Association of Professional Music Teachers

City of Industry, Pacific Palms Resort - 8:00 am

January 29 - Duisburg, Hundertmeister (GERMANY)

"Orange Lounge" feat. DJ Max Heese - 10:30 pm
Pianist Kai Schumacher plays The Adventures of Norby and other electro-acoustic works

Sept. 28 - Oct. 10, 2009- Artist Residency

Banff Centre for the Arts. Banff, Alberta; CANADA

July 19, 2009: Tempe Center for the Arts

4:00 pm, Tempe, AZ- FREE
Cellist Nick Alvarez and myself play Leo Ornstein.

July 17, 2009: First Congregational Church

7:30 pm, Los Angeles, CA - FREE
Cellist Nick Alvarez and myself play Leo Ornstein's complete works for cello and piano.

July 15, 2009: St. Mark's Episcopal Church

7:30 pm, Los Olivos, CA - FREE
Cellist Nick Alvarez and myself play Leo Ornstein's complete works for cello and piano.

July 5-12, 2009: Pittsburgh, PA

July 10 & 11, 2009
I will be the guest pianist for several concerts with the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble (PNME). Among other pieces, I will be performing the Viñao Triple Concerto. For more information, visit their website:

June 19, 2009: Woodside, CA

8:00 pm, Poon Hill Hall
Cellist Nick Alvarez and myslef play Leo Ornstein's complete works for cello and piano at a private recital. Email for details.

March 30 - Cameron University

8 pm, McCutcheon Recital Hall. Lawton, OK
Solo recital featuring works of Kirchoff, Messiaen, Liszt, Lachenmann, and Becker. I will also be hosting a seminar for composition students at 1 pm.

Jan. 4-March 28 - Artist Residency

Banff, Alberta; CANADA

March 27, 2009 - Banff Centre for the Arts

7:30 pm, Rolston Hall; Alberta, CANADA
I will be conducting an ensemble of Banff Centre resident artists in a performance of Andriessen's Zilver

March 24, 2009 - University of Lethbridge

12:00 pm; Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA
Nick Alvarez and I play Ornstein's Sonata No. 1 and the Six Preludes.

March 23, 2009 - University of Lethbridge

2:00-4:00 pm; Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA
Lecture demonstration on the works of Leo Ornstein.

March 21, 2009 - Jasper, Alberta

Violinist Cliodhna Ryan joins Nick Alvarez and myself in honoring the 200th anniversary of Haydn's death with a series of Piano Trios. Also Ornstein and Andriessen.

March 19, 2009 - Banff Centre for the Arts

4:30pm, Bentley Hall; Alberta, CANADA
Cellist Nick Alvarez and I continue our our Leo Ornstein project playing selections from his complete works. For more information, click here.

March 16, 2009 - Facemelt

9:00 pm Bentley Hall (Banff Centre for the Arts); Alberta, CANADA

February 14, 2009 - Banff Centre for the Arts

7 pm, Bentley Chamber Music Hall; Alberta, CANADA
A concert I'm calling "Happy Valentine's Day, Messiaen!" An all Messiaen concert, included are three movements from his mammoth solo piano work "Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant-Jesus" as well as the Quatuor Pour La Fin Du Temps" (Quartet for the end of time). Katarzyna Marczak, clarinet; Cliodhna Ryan, violin; Nick Alvarez, 'cello. It's a relaxed atmosphere; plan on eating and drinking during the concert. FREE

Jan. 30, 2009 - Rolston Recital Hall. Banff Centre

7:30 pm Banff, Alberta; CANADA
"Concert Night Out" series. Richard Wagner: Im Memorium A suite of five pieces by Franz Liszt.

January 28, 2009 - Duisburg, GERMANY

8 pm, Folkwang-Hochschule, Duisburg, GERMANY
Pianist Kai Schumacher will be premiering "Darling, I'm indeed useless to you - 12 Variations without Amanda Palmer," a set of 12 variations by 12 different composers (of which I am one) on a tune written by Mr. Schumacher (think a modern-day "Hexameron"). For more information, please visit:

Nov. 4-Dec. 4, 2008 - Artist Residency

New York Mills, MN
While in residence in MN, I will be presenting programs to elementary age children on how to listen to classical music.

October 24, 2008 - Bowling Green New Music Festival

10:30 am, Bryan Recital Hall, Bowling Green, OH
As part of the 28th Annual New Music and Art Festival, I will be presenting my solo piano piece, Hymns.
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October 11, 2008 - Denver, CO

7 pm, Mercury Cafe
The opening concert for the third season of "Telling Stories" - a unique blend of music and story telling. On the program, I will be performing The Adventures of Norby, the Schnittke Piano Quartet, and, with violist Megan Tipton, presenting the world premier of Only Temporary: Seven Sketches for viola and piano.
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Sept. 29-Oct. 5, 2008 - Artist Residency

Little Switzerland, NC
In residence at Wildacres Retreat Center

July 19, 2008 - Trinitarian-Congregational Church

Concord, MA. 7:30 pm
54 Walden Street
A lecture-recital featuring Charles Ives's Concord Sonata.
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June 21 , 2008 - Brown Hall (New England Conservatory)

Boston, MA. 4 pm - 1:30 am
No typo. As part of the SICPP Iditarod, I performed Rzewski's Bring them Home

April 26, 2008 - The Lilly Pad

Boston, MA. 7 pm
My new music ensemble "Agenda" performed works by Andriessen, Van Handel, and Kirchoff (The Adventures of Norby)

American Ultra Modernism Tour:

April 12 , 2008 - Chelsea Art Museum

New York, NY. 2 pm

April 6-7, 2008 - Elmhurst College

Elmhurst (outside Chicago), IL . 7 pm
In addition to the recital, I also presented a master class to the piano students.

April 3 , 2008 - University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT. 8 pm $7
As part of the SEAMUS festival of electronic music, I will be giving the official premier of my new work for piano and elecronics, The Adventures of Norby.

April 1, 2008 - Brigham Young University

Salt Lake City, UT. 8 pm
Cowell, Becker, Ruggles, Kirchoff (Hymns & The Adventures of Norby), and Lachenmann (Ein Kinderspiel)

March 10, 2008 - University of North Florida

Jacksonville, FL. 8 pm
+Master class

February 21, 2008 - Cal State University, Northridge

Northridge, CA. 8 pm

February 19, 2008 - Hope College

Holland, MI. 8 pm
+Master class

March 22, 2008 - Covenant Congregational Church

Boston, MA. 7 pm
A program featuring the late organ music of Franz Liszt. I'll be collaborating with Matthew McConnell on the program which features Requiem for solo organ and Via Crucis for organ and chorus. I will be directing the Forest Hills Community Choir for this concert. For more information, visit:


March 11, 2008 - Bolles Elemntary School

Jacksonville, FL. 9 am
Two 30 minute programs for children exploring how to listen to classical music.


October 30, 2007 - Wiedemann Hall, Wichita State University

Wichita, KS. 7:30 pm
Doodles: five variations for solo tuba got its second performance! Phillip Black, on faculty at Wichita State, will be at the soloist.

September 5, 2007 - University of Missouri-Kansas City

Kansas City, MO. 8 pm
My first recital of the 2007/08 season. The program included works by Ives (Three Page Sonata), Ruggles (Evocations), Becker (Soundpiece No. 5), Antheil (Jazz Sonata), Bermel (Turning), Biggs (Three Piano Pieces), and the world premier of my own composition, Hymns (solo piano version). While I at UMKC, I also presented master classes to the composition students, as well as recorded the above mentioned work by Christopher Biggs.

August 6-17, 2007 - Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts

Nebraska City, NE.
It's wasn't actually a concert, but I was in residency as a composer at the KHN Center for the Arts. The product of this two weeks was my piano/electronics piece: The Adventures of Norby

June 10, 2007 - Covenant Congregational Church

455 Arborway, Jamaica Plain (Forest Hills), MA. 7:30 pm
I led the choir at Covenant Congregational Church in a full choir concert, featuring works by Beethoven, Handel, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Thompson, Thomson, and Purcell, among many others.

May 20, 2007 - Sala Concerti Fondazione Delfino

Cueno, Piedmont Region, Italy. 4pm
Works by Rzewski (Turtle and the Crane, Snippets, Mayn Yingele), and Liszt (selections from Harmonies poetiques e religieuses).

May 19, 2007 - Delfino Foundation

Novi Ligure, Piedmont Region, Italy. 9 pm
A lecture about the current and future state of American classical music.

May 18, 2007 - Novi Ligure

Novi Ligure, Piedmont Region, Italy.
Works by Rzewski (Turtle and the Crane, Snippets, Mayn Yingele), and Liszt (selections from Harmonies poetiques e religieuses).

March 22, 2007 - Steinert Hall

Boston, MA. 8 pm
This program was in preparation for my trip to the Netherlands for the Gaudeamus Competition. The program included works by Vanessa Lann (Recalling Chimes), Theo Loevendie (Strides), John J. Becker (Soundpiece No. 5), Frederick Rzewski (The Turtle and the Crane), Steven Ricks (Stilling), and Derek Bermel (Turning).

March 7 , 2007 - Kent University

Kent, OH. 8:00 pm
THE WORLD PREMIER OF DOODLES, a set of five variations for solo tuba, took place at Kent University by Jeffrey Meyer who commissioned the piece from me in 2005. The program also included Sonata for tuba and piano by Louis V. Pisciotta, Fractured Mambos for tuba and tape by Charles Ruggiero, Trio for horn, trombone, and tuba by Frigyes Hidas, and Sonata for tuba and string quartet by David N. Baker.

February 13, 2007 - Angelo State University

San Angelo, TX. 7:30 pm
An all Rzewski program which featured The Turtle and the Crane, Snippets, Mayn Yingele, and De Profundis. The afternoon before, on February 12 at 4 pm, I hostied a masterclass for the piano students at San Angelo State.

December 17, 2006 - Covenant Congregational Church

455 Arborway, Jamaica Plain (Forest Hills), MA. 11 am
I led the choir at Covenant Congregational Church in Stephen Paulus's Canticum Novum, a thirty minute Christmas celebration for chorus, flute, oboe, percussion, and harp.

November 30, 2006 - Cal State, Dominguez Hills

Dominguez Hills (Los Angeles), CA. 8 pm
An all Rzewski program which featured The Turtle and the Crane, Snippets, Mayn Yingele, and De Profundis.

November 15, 2006 - Newtonville, MA

360 Lowell Avenue, Newtonville, MA 02460 10 am
This was a unique performance. It was through the Lifetime Learning division of Newton Community Education. A shorter performance, about an hour in length, I explored different ways composers set text to instrumental piano music. I'll be playing Snippets and Mayn Yingele by Rzewski, and the Benediction by Liszt. I also banged my knee against the stage on my way up to start the concert, and wound up bleeding through my pants.

October 22, 2006 - Newton Public Library

Newton, MA. 2 pm
Works by Rzewski (Turtle and the Crane, Snippets, Mayn Yingele), and Liszt (selections from Harmonies poetiques e religieuses).

October 14, 2006 - University of Chicago

Chicago, IL. 8 pm
Experiments VII, my composition for violin and digital audio media was performed by Carmel Raz. The program also featured other works violin and electronics. To hear a recording of Experiments VII, please my works page.

October 11, 2006 - University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM. 8 pm
Works by Rzewski (Turtle and the Crane, Snippets, Mayn Yingele), Lombardi (Variants and Nocturne), and Liszt (selections from Harmonies poetiques e religieuses).


For information regarding concerts before Fall of 2006, please email me.


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