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Michael O'Keefe

Newfoundland, 2018

Michael O'Keefe
  • Current Place of Residence: St John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

  • University: Memorial University of Newfoundland

  • Current/Recent Course: BMus (Honours) Trumpet Performance and Musicology

Michael is from St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador and is completing a double major in Trumpet Performance and Musicology at Memorial University’s School of Music. He performs with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, ensembles at Memorial University, and as a soloist. Michael’s passion for music extends to its relationship with people. As a Research Assistant, he has contributed to projects that have created inclusive musical spaces for vulnerable members of society to improve their health and quality of life. His current research focuses on the nexus between arts & culture and public policy. Michael is an active student leader and serves on the Memorial University Senate and on the Students’ Union Board of Directors. He enjoys hiking, golfing, and playing tennis with family and friends.