Tamara Keshecki

Tamara Keshecki
New York, NY
Choral/Vocal Music, Instrumental Music
After School Program, Community Center, K-12 Schools, Library
Ms. Keshecki is the Artistic Director and Founder of Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble, Inc. since 2004. She was the principal flutist for the Austrian American Mozart Ensemble in Salzburg, Austria (2001). She is a member of Angelic Ensemble and has performed with the Ensemble at venues as diverse as St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, St. Joseph’s Seminary and for Cardinal Timothy Dolan. As a freelance flutist, Ms. Keshecki has performed at venues as diverse as Symphony, Space, Solar One Music Festival, Oheka Castle, Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, The New York Historical Society, and CultureFest Bryant Park. Keshecki has been on the faculties of the Wagner College Academy of the Arts, SI Jewish Community Center, and was the Classical Music Artist-in-Residence for the National JCC Maccabi ArtsFest (2007). She has led MCCE to receive awards from the National Endowment for the Arts (2012 & 2010); Chamber Music America (2009); Meet the Composer Cary New Music Fund (2012 & 2011); “Best Classical Music Act” (2007 AWE Reader’s Poll) and is responsible for the creation of numerous commissions and premieres including from composers Andrew Sterman, Sean Friar, Elizabeth Nonemaker, Laura Kaminsky and Mick Rossi. She has been a guest lecturer for many organizations including New York University, Arts & Business Council of NY, Wagner College and researched and presented the keynote speech at the 2010 Staten Island Legislative Breakfast for the Arts entitled “Arts Funding Trends on Staten Island and the Economic Impact Non-Profit Arts Have on Local Communities.”
I’m of the belief that all persons have the ability to learn and to contribute. Even while in HS and college I was teaching adults who were interested in learning to play the flute. The first time I worked in Creative Aging with Lifetime Arts was about six years ago, we have run almost 100 Creative Aging Classes at Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble since then.