Artist Resume

Scott Keever is a composer who has had experience in a wide variety of styles, from orchestral to jazz to Americana to electronic. He has focused on ethnic/world folk music in his work, wherein he has specialized in Celtic and Eastern European styles. He has also specialized in solo guitar, primarily fingerstyle, utilizing resophonic, classical and jazz guitar sounds in his explorations. 

Awards (as a member of Orkestar Bez Ime)

  • McKnight Fellowship for Performing Musicians (2011-2012)
  • American Composers Forum Emerging Composers Award (2012) (as Orkestar Bez Ime)


  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN – B.A. in Music
    • Composition study – Alex Lubet, Doug Geers
  • Amala School of Romany Culture, Valjevo, Serbia (2012)
    • Guitar – Jovica Panca Aleksik, Dragan Ristic


  • Solo Guitar: Vol. 1, Scott Keever (2018)  (solo guitar compositions)
  • Salieri’s Revenge, Scott Keever (2011)  (electronic-based compositions)
  • Unveiled: Live at Celtic Junction EP, Orkestar Bez Ime (2014) (as composer/co-producer/performer)

Compositions – Film

  • Future Nostalgia” (short film), Andy Dayton, MNKINO (2015)
  • Paperclip” (short film), Flight Creative Media, 4 Squares Productions (2014)
  • Flash Freeze” (short film), Head Feathers Only LLC (2014)
  • Finnigan’s War” (full-length documentary), Silo Productions (2013)
    • Narrated by Mark Hamill
  • The Curse of Yig” (short film), Killing Joke Productions (2011)
  • Fall of the House of Usher” (short film) directed by James Sibley Watson and Melville Webber (1928) (Music soundtrack composed 2010)

Compositions – Theater

  •  “Crayola’s Revenge”, Jena Young (dance), Minneapolis, MN (2013)
  • A Cynic Tells Love Stories”, Katherine Glover (theater) Minneapolis, MN (2010).

Performance Highlights

  • Featured Performer
    • Music from East of the Sun” – Seven Spells Productions,  St. Paul, MN (2019)
    • “Heaven”, Park Square TheaterFlying Foot Forum, St. Paul, MN (2019)
    • The Music of Michael Matheny” – Cedar Cultural Center (2017)
    • “Alice in Wonderland”, Flying Foot Forum, St. Paul, MN (2014)
    • “Reminiscing – 40th Anniversary Concert Series”, Ethnic Dance Theatre, Minneapolis MN (2014)
  • Ensemble, with Orkestar Bez Ime (Balkan/Eastern European folk):   
    •  Kolyada – Winter Songs from the Black Sea, Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis, MN (2019)
    •  Katie McMahon’s Celtic Christmas – A Solstice Celebration, O’Shaughnessy Auditorium, St. Paul, MN (2018)
  • Ensemble, with Sweet Colleens (Americana/Celtic rock):       
    • Minnesota Irish Fair, St. Paul MN (2015 – 2019)
    • Parkway Theater, Minneapolis MN (2017)

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