Joelle Keene (Composer and Arranger) is an award-winning composer whose works have been performed throughout the West. She holds a bachelors degree in music composition and choral conducting from Occidental College and a masters in conducting performance from the University of Washington, where she studied under the Israeli-born maestro Abraham Kaplan. Ms. Keene has been the composer-in-residence for Ohr HaTorah congregation and was the winner of the Elinor Remick Warren music composition prize at Occidental College. At Shalhevet, Ms. Keene teaches ninth grade music appreciation, leads the school’s choir and orchestra and is the faculty advisor to Shalhevet’s award-winning student newspaper, The Boiling Point.
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