Keaton Garrett (b. 1995 Arlington, TX) is a collaborative composer and saxophonist based in Lansing, Michigan. His work is often influenced by his experiences performing in large and chamber ensembles as a classical saxophonist, while also being influenced by his diverse listening pallet, ranging from things like minimalism to K-Pop and metal. His creative interests are presently fixated on the idea of exploration and synthesis of simple concepts and processes through acoustic and electronic media, while working with collaborators from classically trained musicians to visual artists, choreographers to film-makers, and anyone willing to work together.
Currently completing graduate studies in composition and saxophone performance at Michigan State University with Dr. Alexis Bacon, Dr. Lyn Goeringer, Dr. David Biedenbender and Professor Joseph Lulloff. Keaton has recently completed a degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX studying music education, composition and saxophone under Fred J. Allen, Dr. Stephen Lias and Dr. Nathan Nabb, respectively. Keaton is currently the saxophonist in the Synco reed quintet, Electronic Music Workshop, and the baritone saxophonist for the Zaw Quartet. His saxophone and wind ensemble music is published by MurphyMusicPress.
@ Durango, Colorado - Music in the Mountains Conservatory