Brett A Richardson

Brett A Richardson

Associate Professor/Coordinator of Music Education/Director of Bands Department of Music Office Location: Music Building 228 Phone: (210) 841-7232

Dr. Brett A. Richardson serves as Coordinator of Music Education/Director of Bands and associate professor of music at the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) in San Antonio, TX. He is also the Conductor and Artistic Director of the San Antonio Harmonie Ensemble, a community chamber winds group. Richardson holds a Doctor of Music degree in Wind Conducting from the world-renowned Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and is in demand nationally as a conductor and clinician. Recent honors include the 2019 UIW Provost’s Legacy in Teaching Award and election into Phi Beta Mu International Honorary Bandmasters fraternity.

  • Doctor of Music (Wind Conducting) - Indiana University Jacobs School of Music (2014)
  • Master of Music (Wind Conducting) - Texas A&M University-Commerce (2005)
  • Bachelor of Music Education - Stephen F. Austin State University (2002)
  • Coordinator of Music Education/Director of Bands - University of the Incarnate Word (2014-present)
  • Associate Instructor - Indiana University Jacobs School of Music (2011-2014)
  • Assistant Director of Bands - Stephen F. Austin State University (2007-2011)
  • Associate Band Director - Downing Middle School (Lewisville ISD) (2005-2007)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant - Texas A&M University-Commerce (2003-2005)
  • Associate Band Director - Creekside Intermediate School (Clear Creek ISD) (2002-2003)
  • Marching Band Chapter, Untitled GIA Music Education Text, In progress
    Dr. John Denis, Primary Author; Co-author with Dr. Kyle Glaser
  • Fundamentals of Conducting: Daily Enrichment Exercises for the Conducting, In progress
    Curriculum; Co-author with Dr. Kyle Glaser, Texas State University
  • Teaching Music Through Performance in Band, Vol. 12, Contributing Author, 2020
    Sunchaser (2017) by Carol Brittin Chambers, (Grade 2), GIA Publications
  • South Dakota Bandmasters Association Virtual Convention, 2021
    “Better Hands for Better Bands: A Conducting Refresher”, Co-presenter
  • New Mexico Music Educators Association Clinic/Convention, 2021
    “Cracking the Code: Demystifying Score Study for the Young Conductor”
  • Indiana Music Educators Association: Summer Music Conference, 2020
    “Cracking the Code: Virtually Demystifying Score Study for the Young Conductor”
  • Midwest Clinic: An International Band and Orchestra Conference, 2019
    “Cracking the Code: Demystifying Score Study for the Young Conductor”
  • New York School Band Directors Association Summer In-Service, 2019
    “Make Your Mark: Steps Towards More Efficient Score Study"
  • Virtual Guest Lectures at Indiana University, Texas State University, and Murray State University
  • College Band Directors National Association
  • College Music Society
  • Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity (Alumni)
  • National Association for Music Education
  • Phi Beta Mu International Honorary Bandmasters Fraternity, Elected Membership
  • Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (Honorary)
  • Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honor Society (Faculty)
  • Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority (Honorary)
  • Texas Bandmasters Association
  • Texas Music Educators Association

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Awarded tenure and promotion to Associate Professor, 2020
Society of Composers International Regional Conference, Featured Performer, 2020
Phi Beta Mu International Honorary Bandmasters Fraternity, Elected Membership, 2019
UIW Provost’s Legacy Teaching Award, Recipient, 2019
UIW Presidential Teaching Award, Nominee, 2019

Reynolds Conducting Institute at the Midwest Clinic, 2018
Conducting Fellow (1 of 12 invited out of 157 applicants)
\H. Robert Reynolds and Kevin Sedatole, Clinicians, 2018

The American Prize Competition, College/University Band Conducting Category
Honorable Mention and Semi-Finalist, 2017

Texas State Board for Educator Certification (TEA ID 1144085)
Classroom Teacher (Secondary Music – Grades 6-12)
Valid from 2019 to 2025

  • Faculty Senate representative for the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (2015-17, Spring 2021)
  • Mentor 15-25 advisees each semester in the music education area
  • Serve as a faculty liaison between music department and Athletics program
  • Serve on various undergraduate recital committees and as an Honors Program advisor

Community Service

  • Faculty Ad Hoc committee on Campus Safety, Committee Member
  • Teachers Education Advisory Committee, Committee Member
  • CHASS Arts Representative to the Curriculum Committee, Committee Member
  • First Year Experience Class Design, Committee Member
  • Blue Ribbon Task Force for CoVID-19 Return, Committee Member

Wind Conducting, score study, band transcriptions and arranging, the music of Aaron Copland

Instrumental Techniques and Pedagogy

  • Course consisted of instructing undergraduates in advanced gestural techniques of instrumental conducting; cueing; transpositions; and fundamentals of score study

Conducting

  • Course consisted of instructing undergraduates in basic gestural techniques of choral and instrumental conducting; cueing; transpositions; and fundamentals of score study
  • Successfully transitioned to virtual delivery in Spring 2020

Creative Development and Pedagogy I

  • Course consisted of instructing undergraduates in techniques and organization within the elementary music education curriculum

Creative Development and Pedagogy II

  • Course consisted of instructing undergraduates in techniques and organization within the secondary music education curriculum

Brass Instrumental Techniques

  • Course consisted of instructing undergraduates in basic pedagogical techniques of teaching trumpet, horn, and trombone

Woodwind Instrumental Techniques

  • Course consisted of instructing undergraduates in basic pedagogical techniques of teaching flute, clarinet, and saxophone

Percussion Instrumental Techniques

  • Course consisted of instructing undergraduates in basic pedagogical techniques of both melodic and non-melodic percussion instruments

Freshman Music Seminar

  • Course consisted of teaching curriculum designed to assist freshman music majors as they enter the undergraduate music program

Instrumental Seminar

  • Co-requisite course with undergraduate private lesson instruction; Topics include practice techniques and ways to improve public performance Successfully transitioned to virtual delivery in Spring 2020