Guitar | Composition | Sound Design
Keefer Schoon is a guitarist, composer, and sound designer who has been playing both acoustic and electric guitar for 11 years now. He received a Platinum Scholarship to attend McNally Smith College of Music in 2018 where he studied guitar performance, and he graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2022 with a Bachelor's degree of Music with a focus in Music Composition.
At Columbia College Chicago, Keefer spent two semesters studying audio production and sound engineering, where he learned the ins and outs of music production. Continuing his education, Keefer decided to broaden his skills by participating in the Music Composition program at Columbia College Chicago. With the guidance of private composition lessons, Keefer was able to explore multiple styles of composition such as video game music, film scoring, arranging and orchestrating original pieces, and general sound design.
As for his knowledge and experience as a guitarist, he is proficient in styles such as Latin, Rock, Blues, Pop, Country, and Funk. Keefer has years of experience as a recording session guitarist and his musical influences draw from artists such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, to Paco de Lucía, Al Di Meola, Django Reinhardt, to Isaac Hayes, The Ink Spots, and The Temptations.
As an artist, Keefer focuses diligently on creating conceptual albums and projects to maximize his statements and expression through music. His most recent project was a 14-track long Psychedelic Rock Opera about Alzheimer’s Disease, which he dedicated to his Grandmother and donates all of the album’s profits to the Alzheimer’s Association right here in Chicago. Keefer strives to bring any and all ideas to life and continually seeks to compose, orchestrate, and contribute with his talents on the guitar.