Brett A. Richardson
San Antonio, Texas, United States
Dr. Brett A. Richardson serves as the Coordinator of Music Education/Director of Bands and an Assistant Professor of Music at the University of the Incarnate Word where he oversees the music education curriculum, teaches courses in instrumental methods, conducts the Wind Ensemble, and administers all facets of the UIW Band program. Richardson holds the Doctor of Music degree in Wind Conducting from the world-renowned Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He also holds a Master of Music with emphasis in Wind Conducting from Texas A&M University-Commerce and a Bachelor of Music Education from Stephen F. Austin State University with Texas State Board of Education Certification in Secondary Music.
Prior to his appointment at UIW, Dr. Richardson proudly served as an Associate Instructor with the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Department of Bands/Wind Conducting and as the Resident Conductor for the Southern Indiana Wind Ensemble, a community wind band based in Bloomington, Indiana. Previously, he served as the Assistant Director of Bands and Instructor of Music at his alma mater, Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. A product of the music education tradition in Texas public schools, Dr. Richardson began his career as a music educator as part of the Clear Creek and Lewisville Independent School Districts. In addition to serving as a clinician and adjudicator for bands of all levels, Dr. Richardson has had the privilege of conducting several junior high and high school All-Region and All-City Honor Bands in both Texas and Indiana.
Dr. Richardson has presented sessions and guest conducted at both the Midwest Clinic and Texas Music Educators Association Convention in addition to being published in the Texas Music Educators Association's Southwestern Musician as well as featured in the The Instrumentalist. An advocate for American music, Dr. Richardson has conducted premieres of works by composers Brian Balmages, David Biedenbender, Ryan Gee, and Joni Greene, and for his doctoral final project, completed a wind band transcription of Aaron Copland's Music for the Theatre, premiered by the Indiana University Wind Ensemble. Recently, Dr. Richardson collaborated with composer Gabriel Lubell as conductor for the debut recording of Lubell's Jim, Jimi, and James on the album Studies in Light and Sound: An Album of New Chamber Music. Some of his professional memberships include Kappa Kappa Psi,