M.A. in Music Education from Mansfield University, B.A. in Music from Binghamton University
A native of New York, Richard began his educational career as a substitute teacher in various school districts before becoming a Brass Instructor at Appel Farm Arts Camp last summer. He also enjoyed performing in several professional ensembles as a trumpeter for the Cider Mill Playhouse Pit Ensemble, The Spirit and The Pride of Pennsylvania Mansfield University Marching Band, and The Mansfield University Brass Ensemble.