Piano, music theory, and vocal instructor
D.M. Musical Arts, Shenandoah Conservatory | Master of Music, University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance | B.M. Kent State University
Pianist Richard Jeric is a dynamic soloist, avid collaborator, and committed educator. Noted for his “colorful and flawless” performances, he has performed internationally in China, the Czech Republic, Ireland, Italy, and Poland as well as nationally in Aspen, Cleveland, Kansas City, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington D.C. Richard has appeared as soloist with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, Jefferson City Symphony Orchestra, Kent State University Orchestra, Longmont Symphony Orchestra, Medical Arts Symphony Orchestra, Midwest Chamber Ensemble, Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, and UMKC Conservatory Orchestra. His numerous awards and recognitions include the Jefferson City Symphony Orchestra Piano Competition in Missouri, the Naftzger Piano Award in Wichita, Kansas, and the Artist Presentation Society Auditions in St. Louis. Richard had the high honor to perform for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Washington, D.C.
Having a special affinity for collaborating with vocalists in operatic and art song literature, he has worked with pianists Graham Johnson, Warren Jones, Martin Katz, and Ken Noda and vocalists Renée Fleming, Nancy Gustafson, Marilyn Horne, Karita Mattila, and Deborah Voigt. A highlight of Richard’s ever-evolving career was performing at Carnegie Hall as part of the final year of The Song Continues, a series of master classes and performances founded by the legendary Marilyn Horne. A proponent of new music, Richard has worked with noted American composers Mark Adamo, John Corigliano, John Harbison, Jake Heggie, Libby Larsen, Lowell Liebermann, and John Musto. He performed with other members of the UMKC Conservatory as part of the 2014 Beijing Modern Music.
As an educator, Richard has presented performances and master classes at various universities around the country. He also performs and teaches at the Brancaleoni International Music Festival in Piobbico, Italy. He is a frequent adjudicator for competitions and festivals. To celebrate the 250th year of Ludwig van Beethoven, Richard spearheaded the Beethoven 250 Series at Nicholls State University where he was on faculty. This eight-concert series presented the complete cycle of Beethoven sonatas featuring faculty and guest artists from around the world. Richard was awarded the honor of Distinguished Membership as a National Arts Associate of Sigma Alpha Iota for his contribution to the arts. He cherishes his time working with the next generation of musicians.
Richard received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree with internationally-renowned pianist John O’Conor at Shenandoah Conservatory, his Artist Certificate and Master of Music degree under the esteemed tutelage of Robert Weirich at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance, and his Bachelor of Music degree under Jerry Wong at Kent State University. Richard currently resides in Marysville, Ohio with his wife and soprano Sarah along with their daughter Lydia.
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