Wolfe Center for the Arts
Dr. Richard Kennell Bio
Dr. Richard Kennell serves as dean and professor of performance studies of the College of Musical Arts at Bowling Green State University. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Northwestern University and his doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before coming to BGSU, he taught high school instrumental music at Rolling Meadows High School in Illinois, studio saxophone at William Rainey Harper College, performed with the Chicago Saxophone Quartet and served as Coordinator of Music Admissions at DePaul University in Chicago.
Dr. Kennell’s electronic composition Fantasia and Fugue for Electronic Tape won third prize in the first International Competition of Electronic Music in Bourge, France. At Bowling Green State University, Dr. Kennell is a member of the performance studies department where he specializes in the theoretical-practical interface in music studio pedagogy. He has presented his research at national and international conferences and has published widely in pedagogy research.
As dean of the College of Musical Arts, Dr. Kennell oversees the academic, fiscal, community engagement and development activities of the College of Musical Arts.