Dr. Kevin Richardson

Dr. Kevin Richardson
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Dr. Kevin
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Associate Director of Bands
Director of Marching Mountaineers
Office Location: 
Room 103B, Broyhill Music Center
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Director of the Marching Mountaineers

Kevin G. Richardson is Associate Director of Bands and Assistant Professor in the Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University, a position he has held since the fall of 2012. He is Director of "North Carolina's Band of Distinction" – the Appalachian Marching Mountaineers, Music Director and Conductor of the Appalachian Symphony Band and Associate Conductor of the Appalachian Wind Ensemble and Concert Band. He teaches courses in Marching Band Techniques, Wind Literature, and Band Methods at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Richardson also serves as Academic Consultant to student teachers.

Dr. Richardson earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting at the University of Houston Moores School of Music in 2012. His doctoral document illustrates four unpublished band compositions by Vaclav Nelhybel. While at UH he studied conducting and rehearsal techniques with David Bertman, Tom Bennett, and Eddie Green, and studied composition with Dr. Rob Smith. He holds a Master of Music degree from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana, and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from The University of Texas at Austin where he studied conducting with Jerry Junkin and Paula Crider, and percussion with Dr. George Frock.

From 2005 to 2011, Dr. Richardson held a similar position as Associate Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Music at Northwestern State University. He taught middle and high school band in Texas for 10 years where his marching and concert ensembles consistently received superior ratings at University Interscholastic League events and band festivals across the country.

Kevin G. Richardson is a composer and arranger of high school and collegiate marching shows. He is active as a clinician and adjudicator for marching, concert, and sight-reading contests throughout the south. His professional affiliations include North Carolina Music Educators Association, College Band Directors National Association, Percussive Arts Society, the National Association for Music Education, and the National Band Association. He is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and holds honorary memberships in Kappa Kappa Psi, Tau Beta Sigma, and Sigma Alpha Iota. He is a member of Phi Beta Mu International Bandmasters Fraternity and Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society.

Kevin and his wife, Jenny, and their daughters, Sydney and Luca, enjoy camping, skiing, grilling just about anything, watching college football, and hanging out with their three dogs (Ellie, Zeke, and Guinness), Cedric the cat, and Flounder the fish.