Harper, Richard

Richard Harper

Richard Harper
PhD, Ethnomusicology and Composition, Union Institute & University
Assistant Professor, School of Jazz

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Areas of Expertise:
 Voice, vocal training, piano, trombone
Richard Harper has played keyboard, trombone, and baritone horn and sung with artists such as Makanda McIntyre, James Jabbo Ware, Fred Ho, Bill Laswell, Miles Griffith, and Anthony Braxton. He has served as musical director for off-Broadway and regional theater and arranged numerous original dance, theater, and musical productions. He previously served as chair of the American Music, Dance and Theater Program at SUNY Old Westbury. Mr. Harper has been honored with three distinguished teaching awards. 
Courses Taught:
  • Vocal Musicianship
  • Vocal Improvisation
  • History of Vocal Styles
  • Jazz Theory

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