Keeley Hookten, soprano

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Deh vieni, non tardar

from Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro

October 2017. video credit Brian Whillock

Fair Robin

I Love

from Kirk Mechem's Tartuffe

October 2017. video credit Brian Whillock


Keeley Hookten's Bio

Keeley Hookten, soprano, graduated in 2014 from Southwestern University with a double major in Music and Anthropology, and in 2018, she received her Master of Music Degree in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy at Texas State University. She is a winner of the 2012 Southwestern University Concerto Competition, and while at Southwestern performed the role of June in Gypsy, Ms. Pinkerton in The Old Maid and the Thief, and Ms. Vixen and the understudy of Lucy in The Beggar's Opera.


Mrs. Hookten has participated in young artist programs including the 2012 Butler Opera Center Young Artist Program at the University of Texas at Austin, and spent the summer of 2013 singing with Opera in the Ozarks. Mrs. Hookten performed the role of the Second Spirit in Opera NEO's 2104 summer performance of The Magic Flute. She was a member of the Austin Lyric Opera Chorus from 2013 to 2015, performing in Tosca and Don Giovanni. Ms. Hookten was the title role in Little Red Riding Hood and performed in the chorus of The Magic Flute and Hansel and Gretel during Spotlight on Opera's 9th summer season.


In 2020 she moved to Colorado and is teaching music lessons while waiting for live performances to resume.


Other Talents

and Interests


Last year Mrs. Hookten Los Coyotes y las Conejas and selections from Die Fledermaus with THCOA, assistant directed Spotlight on Opera's Albert Herring and Texas State Opera's Turn of The Screw and Spotlight on Opera's Albert Herring. She has directed of scenes from La Boheme, Dialogues of the Carmelites, and Beatrice et Benedict.


Ms. Hookten teaches private voice and piano lessons for over five years to students from age 3 to 73. She currently teaches at Montessori Villa of the Woodlands. She recently enjoyed teaching a voice class at Texas State to undergraduate non-majors. In 2020 She began teaching private piano instruction to children ages 3-6 at Montessori Villa of the Woodlands.

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Artistic Admin/Directing

After serving as Artistic Administrator for Spotlight on Opera for two seasons and Artistic Director of Texas Hill Country Opera and Arts for one, Keeley has gained valuable insight as well as learned the skills necessary to become successful in the business of opera. While Ms. Hooker was the Artistic Director of Texas Hill Country Opera and Arts, she introduced a free children's opera to the community.


Dance has been a timeless passion. Having 15 years of studio dance experience, Mrs. Hookten understands the importance of movement on stage. 

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