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Dr. Keith Bohm
D.M.A., Univ. of Missouri, Kansas City
(916) 278-7497 • Email
Office: Capistrano 451

Courses/Areas Taught
  • Music Theory
  • Saxophone (classical)

Professor Keith Bohm

Keith BohmDr. Keith Bohm is a native Californian who received his DMA in performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Conservatory of Music, his MM degree from the University of Southern Mississippi, and BM degree from California State University, Sacramento. His principle saxophone teachers were Tim Timmons, Lawrence Gwozdz, Harry Kinross White, Carina Raschèr, and Jack Foote.  Dr. Bohm has held the position of Lecturer of Saxophone at California State University, Sacramento since 2001 and also held the position of Artist Affiliate of Saxophone at the University of California, Davis from 2001-2012. He was Artistic Director and Co-Director of the Festival of New American Music at California State University, Sacramento from 2005-2015.

Dr. Bohm has been noted for his “virtuosity,” and “expressive playing” (Sacramento Bee and San Francisco Classical Voice). He is currently a Yanagisawa Performing Artist through the Conn-Selmer Corporation, an ACME Artist through Mu Phi Epsilon, and has performed recitals in major cities across the United States, including a live broadcast performance at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. He has also toured throughout Europe including: Paris, France for the Bicentenaire de la Revolution Francaise, the Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland, and music festivals throughout Canada and Italy. Dr. Bohm has given world premiere performances of works by American composers Samuel Adler, Jerome Begin, Leo Eylar, William J. Lackey, Jeffrey Hoover, James Mobberly, Ingrid Stölzel, and Chen Yi.

He has had the privilege to perform as a soloist with the Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay, Merced Symphony, Palo Alto Philharmonic, Merrimack Valley Philharmonic, Diablo Symphony, Gold Country Chamber Orchestra, UCD Orchestra, CSUS Symphony Orchestra, California Wind Orchestra, San Jose Wind Symphony, Tacoma Wind Symphony, Sacramento Symphonic Winds, UCD Wind Ensemble, and CSUS Symphonic Wind Ensemble. He has also been the principal saxophonist with the Modesto Symphony, California Wind Orchestra, Mississippi Wind Band, Camellia Symphony, Placer Pops Orchestra, Folsom Symphony, and Empyrean Ensemble. He recently recorded the music of Ingrid Stölzel for Navona Records.

Dr. Bohm has been an active member of Mu Phi Epsilon, International Professional Music Fraternity since 1994, and was a director on the Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation Board from 2000-2006 and 2012-2014. He was also the winner of the 1998 Mu Phi Epsilon International Competition held in Tacoma, Washington, a judge for the final round of the 2011 Mu Phi Epsilon International Competition held in Rochester, New York, and the Competition Chairman/Coordinator for the 2003, 2007, 2014 and 2017 Mu Phi Epsilon International Competitions.  Dr. Bohm is currently the Collegiate Advisor for the Alpha Delta chapter at Sacramento State, a member of the Sacramento Alumni chapter, and a scholarship chairman for the Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation.