- B.M.E., Bowling Green State University
- M.M. (Conducting), The Ohio State University
- D.M.A. (Conducting), The Ohio State University
First Year at Xavier University:
Dr. Richard Schnipke is excited to be joining the faculty of the Music & Theatre Department at Xavier University as assistant professor of Music Education. He will teach courses in Music Education and Aural Training, conduct the Women’s and Men’s Choruses, and supervise student teachers.
For the past four years, Dr. Schnipke has been on the faculty at Ohio State University where he taught courses in Choral Music Education, Choral Repertoire, and Vocal Pedagogy, as well as conducted the Women’s Glee Club and supervised student teachers. While under his direction the OSU Women’s Glee Club sang for conferences of the both the Ohio Music Education Association and the Ohio Choral Director’s Association and released two CD’s.
Dr. Schnipke has 11 years experience as an Ohio public school vocal music educator. Throughout his career, high school and junior high choirs under his direction consistently received superior ratings at OMEA district and state adjudicated events. Dr. Schnipke frequently serves as a guest conductor for various high school and junior high honor choirs throughout the state and is an adjudicator for the Ohio Music Education Association. He also is a board member for the Ohio Choral Directors Association and frequently serves on the Adjudicated Events Repertoire Selection Committee for OMEA. As a vocalist, Dr. Schnipke has performed professionally with Cincinnati Opera, Opera Columbus and the Vocal Arts Ensemble of Cincinnati.
Dr. Schnipke holds a B.M.E. from Bowling Green State University, as well an M.M. and a D.M.A. in conducting from The Ohio State University. He has also done graduate study at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. His teachers include Hilary Apfelstadt, James Gallagher, Earl Rivers, Stephen Coker, Richard Mathey and Mark Munson.