Richard Rischar

Arts and Humanities
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My Background

  • Hometown: Quincy IL
  • High School: Quincy HS
  • Professional Experience: Previously taught at Dickinson College and University of Michigan-Dearborn along with guest instructing at Interlochen Arts Academy. Mostly teach music and humanities but have also directed university choirs, both concert and pop-a cappella, and taught cross-listed courses in Multimedia-Music, Film Music, African-American music/studies, and a freshman seminar on Music and Liberation (civil-rights movements: African-American, gay, Latino, and trans-gender issues).
  • Academic Degrees: B.Music, Millikin University (voice), Ph.D. in historical musicology, Univ. of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • Classes Taught: Humanities, Music Intro and World Music and Film Music (to come).

More About Me

  • Did my dissertation on Mariah Carey.
  • Was a line cook and waited tables while in grad school
  • Goes to India every summer
  • Taught music to the children of migrant-construction workers in Mumbai, India