Phil Keen

Lecturer in Music; Trombone
With Pomona Since: 2007
  • Expertise


    Phil Keen is a freelance trombonist in the Los Angeles area. He is a member of the Long Beach Symphony, the Monterey Symphony, the Riverside County Philharmonic and the Fresno Philharmonic. In addition, he is a member of the Long Beach Municipal Band and the Americus Brass Band, a Civil War period band. Other ensembles he has performed with include the Los Angeles Philharmonic, The New York Philharmonic, L.A. Chamber Orchestra, L.A. Opera, San Diego Symphony, Pacific Symphony, Opera Pacific and many other Southern California orchestras, theater orchestras, brass chamber ensembles, ballet and opera companies. He has also recorded soundtracks for many of the major studios in Hollywood.

    Keen specializes on the alto, tenor bass and contra bass trombones, bass trumpet, euphonium and tuba

  • Work


    Notable studio soundtracks include: Alice In Wonderland, Ghostbusters, The Secret Life of Pets, Jack Reacher, Agents of Shield, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

  • Education


    • University of Michigan, M.M. in trombone performance
    • California State University, Long Beach, B.M.

    In addition to teaching at Pomona College, he is on the faculties of the California State Universities Northridge and Fullerton, Golden West College and at Long Beach City College where he teaches low brass studies.