Faculty and Staff


Richard L. Schnipke

  • Position: Assistant Professor of Conducting
  • Phone: 419-372-8288
  • Email: rschnip@bgsu.edu
  • Address: 1038A Moore Musical Arts Center

Dr. Richard Schnipke serves as Associate Professor of Music Performance/Choral Activities at Bowling Green State University.  His duties at BGSU include conducting the Collegiate Chorale and Men’s Chorus, as well as teaching graduate courses in choral repertoire and graduate and undergraduate conducting.  Previously, Dr. Schnipke held faculty positions at Xavier University and The Ohio State University and spent 15 years as a public-school choral director.  He holds degrees from Bowling Green State University and The Ohio State University and has done additional graduate studies at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. 

Choirs under Schnipke’s direction have performed at national and regional conferences of the American Choral Directors Association and have made numerous appearances at the Ohio Music Education Association Professional Development Conference and the Ohio Choral Directors Association Summer Conference.  Schnipke’s choirs have also sung for the American Musicological Society and for several national seminars of the IMC: The Tenor-Bass Choral Consoritum.  Dr. Schnipke also regularly prepares professional choruses for the Toledo Symphony Orchestra and frequently presents at state, regional, and national conference on the incorporation of Dalcroze Eurhythmics in the choral rehearsal.

Schnipke performs regularly as a professional chorister and has served as tenor section leader for Cincinnati’s Vocal Arts Ensemble (Grammy Award winner, Craig Hella Johnson, music director).  He is a Past-President of the Ohio Choral Directors Association, has served on the National Board of the National Collegiate Choral Organization, and is currently on the board of IMC: The Tenor-Bass Choral Consortium.


Kevin Mcgill

Kevin McGill taught himself to play the piano at the age of 12, and by the age of 14 was playing the organ for church services in his hometown of Richmond, Indiana.  He attended the University of Evansville and earned a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance.  He received a Master of Music degree in piano performance and pedagogy from Bowling Green State University where he had assistantships in Opera accompanying and voice studio accompanying.  His piano teachers include Laura Melton, Virginia Marks, Anne Hastings-Fiedler, and Cecilia Cho. After graduating Kevin taught at Bowling Green State University and Bluffton University.

As an organist, Kevin was Director of Music Ministry at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Bowling Green, OH for 20 years. He has also toured Europe with various choirs.  His organ teachers include Vernon Wolcott, Douglas Reed and Dwight Thomas.

Mr. McGill is currently Adjunct Assistant Professor of piano and choral accompanist at BGSU, pianist for The Toledo Masterworks Chorale, and organist at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church (Bowling Green). He is also active as a freelance collaborative pianist.

Updated: 04/05/2024 12:14PM