Chair, Region 1; Member, Board of Directors
Elected November 2012; term ends November 2015
Richard Kravchak is a professor of music and Chair of the Music Department at California State University, Dominguez Hills, where he directs the music education program and also serves as a studio woodwind instructor.
Prior to his appointment at CSUDH, he served as music director at Conoga Park High School in Los Angeles, California. During his time there, he received the Platinum Apple Award from the United Teachers of Los Angeles and a Los Angeles County Teacher of the Year Award from the Los Angeles County Office of Education, among other honors.
He has performed as a woodwind soloist and as a chamber and orchestral musician in countries including Mexico, France, El Salvador, Germany, Canada, and the United States. He has also performed professionally on all of the major woodwind instruments in both the jazz and classical idioms. His debut solo album is titled California Oboe.
Professor Kravchak holds a Doctor of Music in oboe performance from Florida State University, a Master of Music in English horn performance from The Juilliard School, and a Bachelor of Music in oboe performance from the Eastman School of Music.
Posted February 2013