Director of Show Choir

Mount Mercy University is thrilled to announce the hiring of Kent Keating as the new Show Choir Director. Kent was previously the Director of Vocal Music at Jefferson High School in Cedar Rapids, where he directed and assisted with many vocal ensembles. Prior to his position at Jefferson, Kent taught vocal music at City High School in Iowa City and instrumental music at Washington High School in Washington, Iowa.

Kent brings to Mount Mercy a diverse background of experience and knowledge. He has directed over 150 community and professional musicals and productions. Besides musicals, Kent has performed twice in Carnegie Hall with the Washington (Iowa) Choral Society. In addition to his teaching adventures, Kent has also served as a composer and arranger for high school and college marching bands, orchestras, and show choirs throughout the Midwest.