Richard Allen Roe
Location: Maryland, USA
A native of Corpus Christi, Texas, Richard Allen Roe is the Artistic Director and Conductor of The Advent Project, a professional project choir and orchestra performing in suburban Washington, DC. Formerly the Director of Music at First Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA) in Washington, DC, where he founded a Bach Cantata-Eucharist series, he taught choral conducting and choral music at York College of Pennsylvania, and as an Associate Instructor at Indiana University and the University of Iowa. Mr. Roe earned degrees in music from the University of North Texas and Southern Methodist University, and has completed all courses leading to the Doctor of Music degree in choral conducting at Indiana University. He pursued additional graduate studies in choral conducting at Westminster Choir College and the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, as well as the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart. His primary conducting teachers were Anshel Brusilow and Helmuth Rilling. As a professional choral singer he concertized, recorded and toured with the Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart.