BMus Piano Performance (University of Alberta), MA Holistic Health Education (J.F.K University), Post Graduate Certification in Education (University of West London)
Richard has a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. He has a Masters in Holistic Health Education from John F. Kennedy University in Concord, California. Richard's research interests are in developing a new methodology for teaching performing arts. His writing demonstrates that by honouring the individual and focusing on the process, not the product, the best possible performances are achieved by the individual. Richard has considerable experience in the art of group singing and studied acting with Shari Carlson at her San Francisco studios.
Richard's credits as lecturer, tutor, musical director include La Bella Vita Arts, Tuscan Musical Theatre Project, Italy; Acting Intensive with Jude Alderson in France; The Actor's Centre Covent Garden; Actors Re-choired Covent Garden; John Robert Powers, Holborn; Bedford College, Bedford; Pineapple Studios, Covent Garden; Anna Fiorentini Theatre and Film School, Hackney; Grant MacEwan College, Canada; Saint Paulus Lutheran Church San Francisco; Shari Carlson Studio, San Francisco State University; ArtsTrek Summer Theatre Program Red Deer, Canada; Citadel Theatre School; University of Alberta; Drama Works Summer Theatre Workshop; Kompany. Edmonton; Medicine Hat College Theatre Arts Program Medicine Hat, Canada and Banff School of Fine Arts, Canada.
Richard is a composer, writing scores for dance, voices, church and the liturgy, theatre, film, TV, video, and the internet. His compositions have been performed throughout Canada, the U.S., Europe and Australia. Original musicals include the award-winning The Painter’s Dream, and for the Children’s Music Theatre of San Jose: 2101, A Little Princess and Persephone. His film scores include the feature film Blood Clan, and the documentary Born at Home. He composed Woven Together, a cantata for the Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco, which was featured in their 25th Anniversary concert. Sandel and Link's song Watch Me Shine premiered at the Sydney Opera House and was featured in the documentary film Light the Flame.
Recent original scores for theatre productions and musicals
Heels of Glory, Chelsea Theatre (June 2016, January 2015), The Albany (July 2013)
The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Ripley College, Ontario, Canada (February 2016)
Illinois College (November 2013)
University of British Columbia (September - October 2013)
Six Nights in Naples, London College of Music (November 2015)
Alberto the Dancing Alligator, (KOMPANY Family Theatre, October 2015, August 2008)
Shake it Down, 8th Annual Shakespeare in-town Festival, Savona, Italy (October 2013)
Book of Jobes, Fire Exit Theatre (Calgary, Alberta) (February - March 2013), Kings College (Edmonton, Alberta) (February 2013)
Crazy in Love, Questors Theatre, London (November 2012)
Two Blondes with a Passion do Death in Venice, Western Canadian Tour (August - September 2012)
The Wizard the Was or Was Not, Edmonton International Fringe Festival (August 2011)
Cabaret Whore, Edinburgh International Fringe Festival (August 2009)
The Party’s Just Beginning, London (August 2009)
Gideon’s Dream, Vienna (November 2008)
Richard's music is available through scorewriters.com.