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Richard Waters

Location: Kentucky, USA
Richard Waters is Director of Choral Activities and Professor of Music at Eastern Kentucky University, where he directs the university’s three choral ensembles and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in conducting and choral literature. He was voted College/University Teacher of the Year for District 11 of the Kentucky Music Educators Association in 2012. From 2003-2011, Dr. Waters was Director of Choral Activities at Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi, where he received the 2008 DSU Foundation Prize for Excellence in Teaching. Choirs under his direction have toured New York, Washington DC, England, Austria, the Czech Republic, and Ireland, and have been invited to perform at state and regional music conferences, including the 2010 ACDA Southern Division Conference in Memphis. Dr. Waters maintains an active schedule as a composer, clinician, and adjudicator. His compositions are published by Colla Voce Music, Hinshaw Music, and Santa Barbara Music Publishing, and have been performed and featured in reading sessions at state, regional, and national conferences of ACDA. He holds degrees in music education and choral conducting from James Madison University, the Hartt School of Music, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is a member of ACDA, ASCAP, Chorus America, College Music Society, NAfME, NCCO, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and Pi Kappa Lambda. For more information, visit


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