Mike Keller, Director of Music, Worship Design and Multi-Media Ministries
I grew up thinking I wanted to be a physician. And so I never took music lessons until I was about ready to graduate from high school! I was attending John Wesley United Methodist Church in Hagerstown, and one night, after a very moving choral concert, a voice told me that this was what I was called to do. So I delayed going to college for a year while I took piano lessons. Then I earned bachelors and masters degrees in vocal and choral music. I started out teaching and conducting at Eastern Kentucky University, but after a few years started my first church position in Lexington, Kentucky. Thereafter I served churches in Louisiana and North Carolina before coming to Timonium.
I am a published composer and arranger. I also have instructional and method books published, and a large number of articles published in a variety of music journals. I have had the privilege of conducting festivals and workshops all across the United States and Puerto Rico, and I served as state chair, area chair, and national president of The Handbell Musicians of America. But what I am most proud of are the people with whom I work. I love teaching and watching people grow.
A list of the programs currently offered is on this site's music page. I hope you'll explore them to find out what we offer, and perhaps to find a place to plug in! Working together, we can and will do exciting things together!