Danny Keasler is the Lecturer in Viola and Artist in Residence at Mahidol University in Salaya, Thailand and is also a member of the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra. He also teaches string literature and pedagogy at Mahidol University.
Danny Keasler received his Doctorate in Viola Performance from Florida State University. At FSU, he was a graduate assistant. His duties were performance based, and he performed in over forty chamber concerts in addition to numerous solo and orchestral performances. While at FSU, he was Chairman of the Florida State College of Music Allocation Committee which was responsible for funding the colleges’ many student organization. Also an avid singer, he was selected for FSU’s top graduate Chamber Choir under the direction of Dr. Andre Thomas.
During his academic pursuits, Danny studied viola with Dr. Pamela Ryan, Dr. Alvaro Gomez, and Dr. Routa Kromouvitch-Gomez. He has performed in master classes for Patricia MaCarthy, Jeffrey Irvine, Kenneth Martinson, Daphne Gerling, William Goodwyn, and Robert Burns. He’s orchestral experience includes Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, Augusta Symphony Orchestra, Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Mobile Symphony Orchestra, Pensacola Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Gulf Coast, Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, and Albany Symphony Orchestra.
In addition to his academic and performance experience, Dr. Keasler has also served as a quality assurance technician and musician with MakeMusic Inc. which creates the leading music notation program Finale and music practice program SmartMusic. He also served as Personnel Manager of Sinfonia Gulf Coast based out of Destin, Florida and was responsible for contracting and coordinating performances that were held throughout northwest Florida.