Dr. Daniel Keown

Associate Professor

photo of Daniel Keown sitting by keyboards and musical equipment.

Daniel J. Keown serves as Associate Professor of Vocal Music Education in the Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University where he teaches undergraduate music education courses and conducts Voices of YSU. Keown holds degrees in recording technology from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and choral conducting from Indiana State University. Prior to earning a Ph.D. in music education from the Conservatory of Music and Dance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Keown spent six years as a music educator with the Chicago Children’s Choir in the Chicago Public Schools and conductor of the Beverly and Pilsen/Little Village Neighborhood Choirs. His research and creative interests include the psychology of music in multimedia, film music and sound effects design, synthesis production, interdisciplinary approaches in music, technology-based music instruction, and music education. Keown regularly presents his research at state, regional, and national conferences and has most recently published research in the Psychology of Music, Psychomusicology: Music, Mind, and Brain, Journal of Music Teacher Education, Music Educators Journal, Frontiers of Medicine, and Missouri Journal of Research in Music Education.