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Richard Crosby

Richard Crosby
  • EKU Foundation Professor
  • D.M.A., University of Cincinnati - Conservatory of Music
  • M.M., University of Cincinnati - Conservatory of Music
  • B.M.E., University of Cincinnati - Conservatory of Music


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Richard Crosby was born in Ashland, OH, and raised in Largo, FL. He holds the Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education, the Master of Music degree in Piano Performance and Wind Conducting, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance, all from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He has been at Eastern Kentucky University since 1986 where he teaches piano and music history. He has released a CD through Capstone Records entitled An American Portrait, containing works by Charles Griffes, Amy Beach, William Grant Still, Lee Hoiby, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, David Guion, and George Gershwin. Richard is also distinguished himself as a successful composer.

Listen to Richard at these YouTube links.

Compositions by Richard Crosby

Viola Sonata (Brett Deubner and Thomas Steigerwald)

Variations Op. 13 (performed by the composer)

Crosby Piano Sonata (performed by the composer)

Crosby Four Latin Dances (performed by the composer and Julie Smith)

Crosby Trumpet Concerto. Joe Van Fleet and EKU Symphonic Band

Ricercare and Canzona for Trombone Choir. EKU Trombone Studio conducted by Nathan Siler

​Grieg Piano Concerto mvmnt 1. Richard Crosby with EKU Symphony Orchestra, Jeremy Mulholland, conductor

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