John W. Richmond was appointed tenured Professor and Dean of the College of Music at the University of North Texas on August 1, 2016. Previously, Richmond served as Professor and Director of the Glenn Korff School of Music at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL; 2003-2016) and as Professor and in various administrative appointments in the School of Music at the University of South Florida-Tampa (USF; 1987-2003). Richmond’s research focuses on arts education policy, legal issues in arts education, and the philosophy of music education.
He is published in the Journal of Research in Music Education, Research Perspectives in Music Education, Arts Education Policy Review, the International Journal of Music Education, the Journal of Aesthetic Education, and the Choral Journal, as well as a number of research monographs, including a chapter on Paul Hindemith in On the Nature of the Musical Experience, edited by Bennett Reimer and Jeffrey E. Wright (Niwot, CO: University Press of Colorado, 1992). Richmond was a Founding Director of the Suncoast Music Education
Forum, the founding Editor of the Florida Choral News, and served as the Conference Director for the 1994 World Conference of the International Society for Music Education (ISME). Richmond edited of the Policy/Philosophy Research Section of the New Handbook of Research in Music Teaching and Learning for Oxford University Press and wrote its chapter on “Law Research and Music Education.” He also contributed a chapter on the “Policy and Sociology of Ensembles” for the Oxford Music Education Handbook, vol. 1, edited by Gary E. McPherson and Graham F. Welch, and wrote a chapter for Composing Our Future: Preparing Music Educators to Teach Composition, another Oxford University Press book edited by Michele Kaschub and Janice Smith.
Richmond performs as a choral conductor with a particular interest in chamber choir repertoire for mixed voices.