Richard Koshgarian

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Richard Koshgarian

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Welcome!  I am beginning my 11th year as Instrumental Music Director at Sacred Heart.  I began music lessons on trombone at age nine and piano at age 12.  I attended Rhode Island College where I earned a Bachelor of Music degree in performance, the University of Michigan (Master of Music in Trombone Performance & Orchestral Conducting) and The University of Iowa (Doctor of Musical Arts, Orchestral Conducting). I have served as Assistant Conductor of the National Orchestra of New York, Assistant Professor of Music at Fort Hays State University and Artist in Residence at Western Carolina University. In addition to my duties as Band Director at Bethany College, I am the Music Director and Conductor of the Hutchinson (KS) Symphony and Director of Music at First Presbyterian Church in Salina.  I have four children Hannah, Rachael,  Sarah & Zachary.  My hobbies include jogging, racquetball, reading science magazines and books, and doing just about anything with family members.