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Northwest Missouri State University

William Richardson

William Richardson



106A Fine Arts


660.562.1346 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 1999

Professor of Music

Assistant Department Chair

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  • Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.) in Trumpet Performance; The University of Texas at Austin
  • Master of Music (M.M.) in Trumpet Performance; Florida State University
  • Bachelor of Music Education (B.M.E.) in Instrumental Music; Central Missouri State University

Courses Taught

  • Applied Trumpet
  • Jazz Ensemble/Jazz Combo
  • Jazz Appreciation
  • Brass Methods

Academic Interests

  • Trumpet
  • Jazz
  • Music Education
  • Music Performance
  • General Education
  • International Study

Scholarly Activity

  • 2nd Trumpet with the Saint Joseph Symphony since 1999
  • Trumpeter with the Saint Joseph Big Band
  • 2010 Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Professor of Trumpet at the Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music in Riga, Latvia
  • Director of the 2011 Arkansas All-State 2nd Jazz Ensemble, the 2011 Kansas City All-District "Gold" Jazz Ensemble, and the 2011 West-Central District Jazz Ensemble
  • Member of the Northwest Bell Tower Brass, the Maguire Street Brass Quintet, and the Northwest Jazz Combo
  • Conn-Selmer Clinician and Performing Artist
  • Published articles in the Journal of the International Trumpet Guild, the I.T.G. Junior newsletter, the Phi Beta "Baton," and the Latvian Brass Association on-line journal
  • Performances with trumpet ensembles at International Trumpet Guild Conferences and at the National Trumpet Competition

Student Group Advisement

  • Co-Faculty Advisor for Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia men's music fraternity

Other Professional Experiences

  • Member of the International Trumpet Guild, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Phi Beta Fine Arts Fraternity, Kansas City Federation of Musicians, Kappa Kappa Psi (honorary), and the Latvian Brass Association
  • Northwest Jazz Ensemble performances in London, England, and at the Missouri Music Educators Association Convention
  • Affiliation with Northwest has taken Dr. Richardson to Austria, China, England, Estonia, Finland, Japan, and Latvia