Keith Lienert is currently on faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville where he teaches percussion and serves as an instructional specialist in jazz at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
A versatile musician on drumset, steel pan, and percussion, Keith has performed with numerous artists and ensembles such as Isthmus Brass, The Johannes Wallman Group, Marvin Stamm, Ingrid Jensen, vocalist Kevin Mahogany, as well as many other local and regional performers in the Midwest. Keith is also the co-principal percussionist with the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra and has served as section and principal percussionist with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra in Madison, WI.
Keith is a featured soloist on percussion and steel pan on several recordings including Chuck Marohnic’s Listen: Sanctuary Jazz Music from the Studio; and with Madison-based Isthmus Brass on their premiere recording through Summit Records, Isthmus Brass Christmas.
As a pedagogue, Keith has given performances and presentations around the Midwest including the Wisconsin Music Educators Association convention, Wisconsin Day of Percussion, Tri-II Band Festival, and the Badger Conference Band Festival.
Keith is currently finishing his doctoral studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and holds degrees from Northern Illinois University and Arizona State University.