Alan Keown

Alan Keown has been a percussion teacher and arranger in the Pacific Northwest for over 32 years. He spent many of those years as a drumset and orchestral performer as well as marching percussion specialist at the University of Oregon, Oregon State University and various high school programs.

He has been involved with Ted Turner's Goodwill Games Ceremonies as well as the competitive tour sponsored by Drum Corps International and is very active in the winter drumline activity.

Alan is a clinician for Yamaha drums, Vic Firth drumsticks, Remo drumheads, Sabian cymbals and the founder of the Alan Keown Marching Percussion Camp, currently held in Eugene, Oregon. Mr. Keown publishes marching band music with Matrix Publishing Company, concert percussion literature with Alfred Publishing and Tapspace Publications and indoor drumline shows with Marching Show Concepts.
Rich with rhythmic melody and dynamic and timbre variation, Keown showcases his gift for original composition in this multipercussion duet.
Duration: 5:00 | Level: Med-Advanced
Two waves will become one stronger wave if they meet at the right point. There are many right points in this exciting solo for multipercussion.
Duration: 6:40 | Level: Med-Advanced
Alan Keown's driving and groovy percussion ensemble for 6 players. No mallet instruments required.
Duration: 3:20 | Level: Med-Easy
A collection of beginning snare drum solos, duets, and a trio building solid foundations for early success.
Duration: 14:40 (total) | Level: Easy
For 4 or 5 players, this entry-level piece is a fantastic foray into counterpoint and fugal concepts. Requires minimal instrumentation!
Duration: 3:15 | Level: Easy
A drummy, raucous percussion quartet that uses trading accent patterns and bombastic unisons an homage to Russell Peck’s “Lift-Off!”
Duration: 4:00 | Level: Med-Advanced
Intentionally written for small instruments, this groove-based piece is played with rattan shafts, giving it a light, tasteful, and quirky sound.
Duration: 5:00 | Level: Med-Advanced