Austin Keck is an American percussionist, composer and arranger from Dallas, TX who specializes in contemporary solo and chamber music. As an active performer, Austin has performed all over the United States, and been the featured soloist on numerous concerts and festivals such as the Music for All Summer Symposium in Indianapolis, IN, and the National Percussion Festival in Indianapolis, IN.
Austin has had tremendous success in his young career in several international competitions including 1st prize at the Great Plains International Marimba Competition 2019 and 2016, 1st prize at the 2019 Yamaha Young Performing Artist Competition, and the prestigious Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music.
Austin has performed in a variety of musical genres such as the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps, where he received two Fred Sanford percussion caption awards, and a gold and silver medal at the Drum Corps International World Championships 2017 and 2018. As a composer/arranger Austin strives to push the technical and musical boundaries of classical percussion repertoire and discover new ways of incorporating electronics in music.
Austin is currently pursuing his Bachelors of Music, Minor in Audio and Music Engineering at the Eastman School of Music under the instruction of Michael Burritt, Chip Ross and Rich Thompson.
Austin is a Malletech Performing Artist.