• Graduate Work: University of Iowa, St. Thomas University, Mount Mercy University
  • William Penn University


Kent Keating 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, Keating taught vocal music at City High School in Iowa City and instrumental music at Washington High School in Washington, Iowa.

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