Shawn Marie Keener


Contact Information

[email protected]


Chicago, Illinois

Early Music Skills & Interests

Recorder, Trumpet, Voice - Alto

Early Music Affiliations

Editor, Musicologist


The behind-the-scenes hero of the evening was Shawn Keener, responsible for one of the central elements of the evening—the projection of facsimiles. […] The flawlessly executed images offered both stunning backdrops and convenient supertitles; along with the expressivity of the songs I couldn’t imagine a better immersive experience in a concert hall.

The Boston Musical Intelligencer

Shawn Marie Keener (PhD, University of Chicago) has been winning over multimedia skeptics with stylish, intelligent presentation design since 2012. As a musicologist, editor, and graphic designer with an upbringing in the theater, she brings a unique skill set to creating concert backdrops that are visual extensions of historically informed performance. She has an ongoing relationship with the Newberry Consort (Chicago) and has worked with Les Délices (Cleveland), Severall Friends (Santa Fe), Trobar (Cleveland), and Blue Heron (Boston).

Formerly a staff editor in the Recent Researches series at A-R Editions, Shawn is now an independent editor and graphic designer based in Chicago. 


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