Jarrod Richey

Choir, Kodály Music & Church Media

Personal Profile

As far as I can remember

Music has always been my first love. I love choral music, Kodály music education, and piano/organ music.

I am a "jack of all trades and a master of none", as the saying goes. I dabble in many areas and have always been this way as long as I can remember.

Personal Interests

When not making or teaching music or working in media:

  • I'm relaxing with my wife and five children.
  • I love football & basketball
  • I enjoy all things Sherlock Holmes;
  • All music by Scott Joplin.
  • I am a pilot and enjoy following aviation;
  • I am active in my church's deaf ministry as a sign language interpreter.

The InterWEB is vast

Being in media and design requires more than a cursory familiarity with events and design trends. I am visible in a few of the more popular social networking sites here:

Technical Skills

90%

CHoral Music

90%

Conducting

85%

KODÁLY MUSIC

95%

PRINT DESIGN

80%

WEB DESIGN

70%

VIDEO PRODUCTION

Work Experience

KODÁLY MUSIC INSTRUCTOR / DIRECTOR OF CHORAL ACTIVITIES

MUSIC CLASSES SCHOLA CANTORUM KODÁLY CURRICULUM
Teach General Music classes for PreK4 through 12th grade. Implement the Kodály Method of music education so that students can be music literate in the fullest since of the word.
Period: August 2012 - Present

CHURCH MEDIA | CHORAL MUSIC

WEBSITE Graphic Design CHOIR HYMNAL
He oversees Auburn Avenue Media and church publicity. He also directs the seasonal choir at AAPC and oversees the church's supplemental music production.
Period: January 2005 - Present

Education & Diplomas

WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY

KODÁLY MUSIC CERTIFICATION
Three year national certification program in music literacy, choir, pedagogy, methodology and music solfege training.

Graduated: 2015

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT MONROE

MASTER Of MUSIC DegreECHORAL CONDUCTING
Studied with Deborah L. Chandler. Graduate Teaching Assistantship in the Choral Area with Dr. Chandler. Conducting time with University Chorale, Chamber Singers, and Concert Choir.

Graduated: 2011

LOUISIANA TECH University

Bachelor Of Arts Degree In MUSICVOICE
Studied voice, choral, and piano literature with David F. Wylie, Lisa Maxedon, Laura Mobley Thompson, Sue Holder, and Daniel C. Immel.

Graduated: 2008

BOOK

BACH TO THE FUTURE: Fostering Music Literacy Today

by Jarrod RICHEY
BACH TO THE FUTURE: Fostering Music Literacy Today

So, you’re a music teacher. Or perhaps you are an administrator hoping to start a music program at your school. Maybe your program is running, but you have no idea how to drive it, give it a long vision and productive implementation. Is it working? Is it doing what it should be doing? What is that goal in the first place? Or maybe you are a parent, wondering how to put your child or yourself on the path to music literacy. This book is for you.

Once a culture restores the priority of training its people in music, the task shifts to finding what type of instruction should be present in formal school education. In this book, you will find practical help in answer to this search and so much more:

Music as a Language
Four Principles for Music Literacy
Common Pitfalls in Music Training
Music Making vs. Music History
The Teacher as Curriculum

It’s time to revive robust music training again, training that imparts great skill modeled after the Triune God who authored all truth, goodness and beauty. Whatever your role in this endeavor, this book will offer tools to again bring musicians like Bach to the future.

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