Client Testimonials

Thanks so much for the edits. They were so to the point. The chapter is so much better for your having read it.

Sophie V.

Professor of Chinese and Comparative Literature

Words cannot express how grateful I am to have found you and your phenomenal work! Thank you so much for your time, dedication, and, of course, interest in working with me and my dissertation. Your work and expertise have truly been a blessing to me!

Philip H.

DMA Candidate – Organ Performance

Thanks so much for this, Shawn, you’ve done a brilliant job with my MS and it’s been a real pleasure to work with you on it! Your attention to detail, beautifully worded suggestions and tactful questions have made the work so far an easy chore.

Samantha O.

Professor of Musicology

I want to thank you for the very careful attention you have paid to my project. I have sincerely appreciated this, and it has been for me a great pleasure to have a chance to work with you.

Sterling M.

Professor of Music (Emeritus)


Huge plaudits are due to musicologist, editor and graphic designer Shawn Keener, whose indispensable projections of supertitles intelligently adorned with relevant period art have been enormously enhancing Newberry’s efforts for years.

“Witty works for an empress open Newberry Consort season.” Tim Sawyier, Chicago Classical Review. Oct. 19, 2019.

As one has come to expect at Newberry programs, musicologist and graphic designer Shawn Keener provided sophisticated projections of the music’s lyrics along with relevant artwork and architecture from the period. The AV accompaniment was indispensable to the program’s success, and a model how such visual aids can be integrated into performances. 

“Piffaro joins Newberry Consort to explore the world of Isabella d’Este.” Tim Sawyier, Chicago Classical Review, Feb. 10, 2020.

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.

Boston Musical Intelligencer, 2015.

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