Dr. Keith A Lienert

Contact Info

4454 George L Mosse Humanities Bld
455 N Park St
Madison, WI 53706-1405

Department Info



Degrees and Schools

  • Bachelor of Music, Northern Illinois University
  • Master of Music, Arizona State University
  • Doctor of Musical Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Keith Lienert is a percussionist, drummer, and steel pan player, based in Madison, WI. Keith is a featured soloist and collaborator on several recordings including Chuck Marohnic’s Listen: Sanctuary Jazz Music from the Studio; and with Madison-based Isthmus Brass on their premiere recording through Summit Records, Isthmus Brass Christmas. 

A versatile musician on drumset, steel pan, and percussion; Keith has performed with numerous artists and ensembles such as Isthmus Brass, Ensemble Nouveau, PanGo Steel Band, The Johannes Wallman Group, jazz vocalist Kevin Mahogany, trumpet artist Ingrid Jensen, as well as many other local and regional performers in the Midwest. Keith is also the principal percussionist with the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra and has performed with the Madison Symphony and the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. In addition to performing, Keith has also presented clinics and performances at various high schools throughout Wisconsin as well as the Wisconsin Day of Percussion and the Wisconsin Music Educators Association convention.

Currently serving as the percussion faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Keith teaches applied percussion, percussion ensemble, and jazz. In the fall of 2013, Keith founded the Pioneer Steel Drum Band, an active performing group that plays concerts every semester on campus and around the community.

Keith Lienert has degrees from Northern Illinois University (BM, 2000), Arizona State University, (MM, 2003), and a Doctorate in Musical Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2017).

Keith Lienert endorses Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets.

Mediation No. 1

Cell o' Vibes - Liam Teague

Riffs by Jeff Tyzik - Keith Lienert (drums)

Monkey Chant

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