Director

Assistant Professor Richard L. Schnipke, Director

Dr. Richard Schnipke serves as Assistant Professor of Conducting at Bowling Green State University.  His duties at BGSU include conducting the Collegiate Chorale and Men’s Chorus, as well as teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in choral performance and music education.  Previously, Dr. Schnipke held faculty positions at Xavier University and The Ohio State University and spent 15 years as an Ohio 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 association of Intercollegiate Men’s Choruses. In the fall of 2016, the Xavier University Edgecliff Vocal Ensemble performed at the American Musicological Society’s International Conference in Vancouver, BC.  During the 2016-2017 academic year, Dr. Schnipke also co-presented at conferences of the American Choral Directors Association, the National Association for Music Education, and the Ohio Music Education Association on the incorporation of Dalcroze Eurhythmics in the choral rehearsal.

As a vocalist, Dr. Schnipke has performed regularly with several professional choral ensembles and has served as tenor section leader for Cincinnati’s Vocal Arts Ensemble (Grammy Award winner, Craig Hella Johnson, music director).  Dr. Schnipke also serves as President of the Ohio Choral Directors Association.