Rock and pop with some hip hop, country, and R&B
Richard graduated from Gettysburg College as a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance with a Compositional Focus in the Spring of 2016. He is a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist with a background in saxophone, violin, piano, and guitar. Richard has performed in orchestras, jazz bands, marching bands, choirs, chamber groups, fiddling circles, musicals, rock bands, and opera casts, creating a diverse musical experience that can draw from a large pool of genres. Richard's vocal teachers include Jeffrey Fahnestock, Tamara Black, and Gioacchino "Jack" Li vigni. He studied composition with Avner Dorman. As a composer, Richard has most recently been selected by the world-class Pittsburgh Symphony to have his symphonic concert opener "Door on the Floor" performed as part of a young composer concert. Currently, Richard works as a graphic designer of promotional products at CIV Enterprises and has taken on The Rather Be Band as a serious vocation alongside his other pursuits.
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