B i o g r a p h y
Keaton Viavattine is a trumpet player currently residing in Rochester New York. He began performing professionally in high school as part of a wedding duo with his mother, Sue Viavattine, who is a church organist in the area.
In 2010, Keaton began his studies at the Eastman School of Music as a double major in Music Education and Trumpet Performance where he studied primarily with Douglas Prosser. During his time at Eastman, Keaton performed and toured with the Eastman Wind Ensemble, and the Eastman Jazz ensemble, and performed extensively with the Eastman Philharmonia and Eastman New Jazz Ensemble. In addition to his participation in many chamber ensembles, including a brass quintet and a trumpet ensemble, Keaton performed in masterclasses for Clement Saunier at the prestigious Chosen Vale Seminar as well as Alan Siebert of the Cincinnati Conservatory and renowned composer/performer Tony Plog. Keaton was awarded the Sidney Mear Trumpet Award upon completion of course work at Eastman in May 2014.
Currently, Keaton is studying Trumpet Performance at the Eastman School of Music under the tutelage of Professor James Thompson. In addition to his studies, Keaton serves the New Horizons program through the Eastman Community Music School as both the Trumpet Sectional Mentor as well as director of the New Horizons "Antique Brass" Ensemble.