- BM, Northern Kentucky University
- Director of Operations and Recruitment - Dept of Music (2014-present)
- Box Office Manager - Music and Theatre (2014-present)
- Operations Coordinator - Dept of Music (2012-2014)
Awards, Honors, & Certifications:
- NAfME Professional Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership Service
First Year at Xavier University:
Rick Endres is Director of Operations and Recruitment for Xavier's Department of Music, and Box Office Manager for Music and Theatre events. His duties include serving as webmaster, facilities manager for Edgecliff Hall, publications and marketing, managing student support services, coordinating the admissions and audition process for prospective students, and occasionally performing with one of Xavier's instrumental ensembles. In addition to Xavier, Mr. Endres teaches private trumpet lessons at Northern Kentucky University Music Preparatory and is the mainstay guest trumpeter for St. Paul UCC in North College Hill.
Prior to his appointment at Xavier, he served as Greaves Concert Hall Associate Technician and Webmaster for Northern Kentucky University's Department of Music, positions he held from 2007-2012. While at NKU, Mr. Endres designed websites for multiple areas at NKU and transitioned those designs over to new web layouts in two different web content management systems. As part of the technical team for Greaves Concert Hall, he was responsible for recording, lighting, sound setup and other technical needs for concerts and events, including the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, and the Indigo Girls. He also implemented a new inventory process for the music department.
Having over two decades of trumpet experience, Mr. Endres continues to perform and teach throughout the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region. He has worked with a number of tri-state area schools while also maintaining his own private lesson studio. His students regularly qualify for regional honor bands and receive Distinguished ratings in regional Solo & Ensemble contests.
Mr. Endres has performed in a variety of ensembles and chamber groups in regional and national conventions, including both Ohio and Kentucky Music Educators Conferences, CBDNA Conference, Ohio Brass Arts Festival, and Ohio International Trumpet Guild Conferences. He has also had the privilege of performing with well-known musicians, such as Jeff Coffin of the Dave Matthews Band, and local favorites G-Miles & the Hitmen, and Leroy Ellington & the E-Funk Band.
His professional memberships include International Trumpet Guild (ITG), Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). He was awarded the NAfME Professional Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership Service.