Dr. Richard Schnipke

Dr. Richard Schnipke

Assistant Professor, Director of Choral Activities, Director of Music Education - Music Department

ML 4611
105 Edgecliff Hall

Phone: (513) 745-2832

Fax: (513) 745-3343


  • DMA, Conducting, The Ohio State University
  • MM, Conducting, The Ohio State University
  • BME, Bowling Green State University

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Dr. Richard Schnipke serves as Assistant Professor of Music Education and Director of Choral Activities at Xavier University. His current duties at Xavier include conducting the Concert Choir, Edgecliff Vocal Ensemble and Men’s Chorus, as well as supervising student teachers. Previously, Dr. Schnipke held a faculty position at Ohio State University and spent 15 years as an Ohio public school choral director. He holds degrees from Bowling Green State University and Ohio State University, and has done additional graduate studies at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

Choirs under Schnipke’s direction have sung for conferences of the Ohio Music Education Association, the Ohio Choral Directors Association, and the association of Intercollegiate Men’s Choruses. This fall, the Xavier University Edgecliff Vocal Ensemble will perform at the American Musicological Society’s International Conference in Vancouver, BC. During the 2016-2017 academic year, Dr. Schnipke will also be co-presenting at conferences of the American Choral Directors Association, the National Association for Music Education, and the Ohio Music Education Association on the incorporation of Dalcroze Eurhythmics in the choral rehearsal.

As a vocalist, Schnipke performs regularly with several Cincinnati area professional choral ensembles and serves as the tenor section leader for Cincinnati’s Vocal Arts Ensemble (Grammy Award winner Craig Hella Johnson, music director).

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