Keith Lathrom begins his first year as the Choir Director at Red Oak High School this year. Before teaching at ROHS, he was the Choir Director at A&M Consolidated High School. The choirs at A&M Consolidated High School all received "Sweepstakes" at the UIL Competition during his two year tenure there. They received numerous awards under his leadership including a recent debut performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Prior to teaching in College Station, Keith received a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from the Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, New Jersey where he was the graduate assistant to their early chamber ensemble, Kantorei, under the direction of Dr. Amanda Quist. Additionally, he served as the tenor section leader of the Westminster Symphonic Choir, as they prepared major works with renowned symphonies, such as the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Vienna Philharmonic. He also served as the tenor section leader for the Westminster Choir.
Prior to graduate study, Mr. Lathrom founded and directed Circa Choir, a semi-professional ensemble based out of Houston, Texas. Keith Lathrom received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Sam Houston State University in 2011, where he studied conducting with Dr. Allen Hightower and Dr. Carol Smith. After graduating, he continued private conducting lessons with Thomas Jaber at Rice University and studied orchestral conducting with Dr. Brett Mitchell, who is currently the Music Director of the Colorado Symphony.
Mr. Lathrom has sung with professional choral ensembles including, Verdigris, the Philadelphia Symphonic Choir, Cantare Houston, the Houston Bach Society, and Princeton Pro Musica in Princeton, New Jersey. He has participated in performance tours across the United States and the United Kingdom. His professional associations include the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA), and Texas Choral Directors Association (TCDA).