Conductor and Pianist


Richard L. Schnipke

(419) 372-8288
Room 1038A Moore Musical Arts Center

Assistant Professor Richard L. Schnipke, Director

Dr. Richard Schnipke serves as Assistant Professor of 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 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 Ohio State University, and has done additional graduate studies at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.  

Choirs under Schnipke’s direction have sung for conferences of the Ohio Music Education Association, the Ohio Choral Directors Association, and the American Musicological Society, as well as national seminars of the Intercollegiate Male Choruses organization.  Dr. Schnipke also frequently presents at state, regional, and national conferences on the incorporation of Dalcroze Eurhythmics in the choral rehearsal.

As a vocalist, 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).  Dr. Schnipke also currently serves as Vice/Past-President of the Ohio Choral Directors Association.


Jared Dorotiak

Pianist and Musical Coordinator
(419) 372-3169
234 Wolfe Center

Jared Dorotiak is a pianist, music director, and teacher of instrumental and vocal performance. As a life-long musician, Jared began his training as a classical pianist before growing to become an accompanist and collaborative pianist for instrumentalists and singers. As a graduate of BGSU with a master’s degree in theatre, he works most often for the university’s department of theatre and film as a music director who trains young singer-actors.